Butter Cookies

I’m a huge fan of all things sweet, but sometimes I need a dessert that I can enjoy without needing a trip to the dentist. These butter cookies are absolutely perfect. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee or even use them as a base for a fruit-based dessert.

Photo by Kaley_Rae via All Recipes.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar (or zero calorie sweetener)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least one hour. Chill cookie sheets.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Press dough out onto ungreased, chilled cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly golden at the edges. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
Calories per cookie (with white sugar): 103
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