Butter Cookie Recipes

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Butter Snow Flakes

Rating: 4.53 stars
A wonderful Spritz cookie with cinnamon in it. These freeze very well.

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Rating: 4.66 stars
Shortbread thumbprint cookie filled with raspberry jam, and drizzled with glaze.

Spring Lime Tea Cookies

Rating: 4.37 stars
These are light, buttery tea cookies bursting with citrus flavor. Perfect for a spring day.

Butter Cookies II

Rating: 4.2 stars
This is a simple butter cookie that can be used in a cookie press, as a drop cookie or made into a roll and sliced. There is no mystery cookie for a cookie press...any stiff butter type can be used. Just be sure to chill it thoroughly so it keeps its shape while baking.

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 3.7 stars
Rich, lemon-flavored cookies.

Shortbread Supreme

Rating: 4.35 stars
Only to be made at Christmas time, and in huge quantities.

Coconut Icebox Cookies

Rating: 4.58 stars
Coconut flavored refrigerator cookies. They're light, crisp and delicious.

Snow Flakes

Rating: 4.45 stars
This recipe is for use with a cookie press. Wonderfully soft and more flavorful than the average spritz cookie.

Caramel Shortbread Squares

Rating: 4.47 stars
These cookies consist of a shortbread crust, firm caramel center, and a milk chocolate top. They are super-easy to make and they take only 20 minutes to bake.

Old Fashioned Butter Cookies with Butter Frosting

Rating: 4.68 stars
These are cookies my mother has been making since I was a little girl. They are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Russian Tea Cakes I

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is a family recipe that's been made at Christmas time by at least 4 generations. This year will be the first for number 5!!! 'Bubba' brought it with her when she came from Lithuania. I pass it on in the true spirit of this season!

Citrus Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars
This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, one of the best cooks I know...and given that we're from south Louisiana, that's saying something. With the chopped up dried cranberries, these are as pretty as they are tasty.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated
"Butter, sugar, flour and jam are all you need to make these Swedish thumbprint cookies." – G Crandall
Hedgehog Cookies
Rating: Unrated
Dipped in chocolate and rolled in crushed pecans, these adorable hedgehogs are almost too cute to eat!

Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.53 stars

A soft teacake that is best when one to two days old. You can change flavors by substituting almond or lemon extract for the vanilla. Add a few drop of food coloring to dress up the dough for special occasions.