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Homemade Butter Cookies

Author: Jennifer
Homemade Butter Cookies are a simple, yet sophisticated cookie that has a rich, buttery taste! Switch up the cookie stamp to use for any holiday!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 7 dozen


  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the unsalted butter and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed until nice and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla extract.
  • Switch the mixer speed to low and gradually add in the whisked dry mixture until it's well blended.
  • Cover the dough tightly with plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of 1 hour (or overnight) in the refrigerator.
  • Adjust the oven rack to the 2nd level mark (just above center) and preheat the oven to 325ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats and set aside. 
  • Roll out the dough (½″-⅝″ thickness) onto a clean, lightly floured work surface. Using a lightly floured cookie stamp, stamp out each cookie and place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. For a well-defined cookie shape, chill the cookies in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before placing in the oven to bake.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes (my oven did well at 10 minutes) at 325ºF. Remove the cookies from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Store cooled cookies in an airtight container with a slice of bread.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from A Recipe Sampler by St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church cookbook.
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