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    G. G.'s Butter Cookies

    G. G.'s Butter Cookies. Photo by AcadiaTwo

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    10 mins

    AcadiaTwo's Note:

    GG stands for Great Grandmother and these cookies have been handed down from generation to generation in our family. As a rule, they are only made at Christmas, but upon an occasion they have been made for Easter too. (Cookie yield & baking time actually depends on what size cookie cutters are used). Decorating the cookies is half the fun and can get quite involved.

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    Serves: 36



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Cream butter.
    2. 2
      Gradually beat in sugar.
    3. 3
      Add egg yolks one at a time, mixing with butter/sugar mixture.
    4. 4
      Add flour gradually, mixing well.
    5. 5
      Add vanilla.
    6. 6
      Refrigerate dough until chilled.
    7. 7
      Roll out 4" piece of dough with enough flour so as dough does not stick to rolling pin or rolling surface.
    8. 8
      Cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
    9. 9
      Refrigerate extra dough and remove from refrigeration as used.
    10. 10
      Paint each cookie with egg whites and then decorate with colored sugar.
    11. 11
      Bake at 350° F for 10 - 12 minutes.
    12. 12

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 16, 2009


      The butter cookies really live up to their name and boy are they good! I rolled mine out a little on the thick side because I love a nice thick butter cookie. They were crunchy but soft at the same time. The cookies are also so much fun to decorate!

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    • on October 23, 2013


      Photo may be seen at: . I love these cookies! Made the recipe right down the line but didn't add any decoration. Mildly sweet and rich tasting, they are perfect with tea of coffee and have a lovely soft texture with a just a bit of firmer crust. Watch them in the oven! mine took only 7 mins!

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    • on September 13, 2013


      Very good cookies and a wonderful way to use my new "cat" cookie cutters. Fun and good - perfect for a rainy day1 Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for G. G.'s Butter Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (24 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 104.1
    Calories from Fat 49
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 29.2 mg
    Sodium 6.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 5.6 g
    Protein 1.4 g

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