Old-Fashioned Butter Cookies

Preparation info

  • Makes About

    20

    Cookies
    • Difficulty

      Easy

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By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

This is the traditional butter cookie dough long used in American bakeries. Because the recipe contains baking powder, these cookies have a lighter texture than the Holiday Butter Cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon

Method

In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon or a mixer, gradually building up speed from low to high, cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla for about 7 minutes by hand or 5 minutes with the mixer, or until smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture and work it in with a wooden spoon or with the mixer on low th