Butter Refrigerator Cookies

This basic butter cookie can be dressed up in a variety of ways. Roll the log of dough in chopped pecans or colored sprinkles to cover the sides for a beautiful finish to these cookies.

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 8 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg yolks; beat until creamy.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients; stir into butter mixture.
  • Shape dough into logs 2" in diameter. Roll in wax paper; place in refrigerator overnight, or freeze if desired.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Slice cookies in ⅜" wide slices; place on baking sheets 2" apart. Bake 8–10 minutes.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg yolks; beat until creamy.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients; stir into butter mixture.
  • Shape dough into logs 2" in diameter. Roll in wax paper; place in refrigerator overnight, or freeze if desired.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Slice cookies in ⅜" wide slices; place on baking sheets 2" apart. Bake 8–10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories80
Total Fat4g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium90mg
Total Carbohydrate9g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars4g
Protein1g