Kittencal's Butter Cookies

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"These cookies are melt-in-your-mouth buttery delicious! Warning you won't just stop at one or two cookies! This makes about 40 cookies using one heaping tablespoon measure. I suggest to leave the cookie batter in the fridge overnight as the butter flavor gets stronger."

Original recipe yields 40 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (33 g)
  • Calories 139
  • Total Fat - 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 145.6 mg
  • Sodium - 89.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 8.8 g
  • Protein - 2.5 g
  • Calcium - 18.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.

Step 2

Grease a cookie or baking sheet.

Step 3

Place some sugar into a shallow bowl; set aside.

Step 4

In a mixing bowl cream the butter with sugar for about 3 minutes, stopping once to scrape down sides of bowl.

Step 5

Add in egg yolks and vanilla beat 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl again.

Step 6

Beat in vanilla pudding mix until combined.

Step 7

In a small bowl combine the flour with baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and beat until combined (the mixture will be dry and slightly crumbly at first).

Step 8

Remove the dough to a surface and gently knead the dough until it comes together (this will take only a few seconds).

Step 9

Roll about 1 semi-heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into granulated sugar. Place on baking sheet. Continue with more cookie dough, spacing about 2-inches between dough (these cookies really spread out).

Step 10

Bake about 8 minutes. (the longer the cookie bakes the crispier they will be, 8 minutes should give you a semi-crispy cookies but still chewy).

Step 11

Cool on baking sheet about 15 minutes, then remove to a rack. Cookies will firm up while on baking sheet and more on the rack.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Good thing I doubled it because we didn't stop at one or two either :) These are delicious and will be enjoyed very much!

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(16 Dec 2014)