Butter Cookies

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Butter Cookies are a classic favorite holiday cookie but they’re also great all year around! Crisp, buttery cookies with melt-in-your-mouth interiors, these are super simple with just 6 ingredients and no chilling required!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened (226g)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 150g
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour¹ 265g (“plain flour” in the UK)

For Chocolate (optional)

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips 170g
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening I use Crisco
  • Nonpareil sprinkles optional

Recommended Equipment

  • Piping bag
  • Ateco 827 piping tip

To see directions and complete recipes visit Butter Cookies @ sugarspunrun.com

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