Recipe courtesy of Beatrice Ojakangas

Ultimate Butter Cookie

  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 3 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg yolk

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter with the sugar, salt and egg yolk until smooth. Blend in the flour until the mixture blends into a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate 1/2 hour or up to two days.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the dough on a lightly-floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place on lightly-greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorating sugar. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
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