Old Fashioned Butter Cookies

Old Fashioned Butter Cookies  (from A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll)


3/4 cup sugar

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt


2 tablespoons, unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

tiny pinch of salt

milk to thin


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Beat the butter and sugar together.  Add the egg yolks and vanilla; beat.  

3. Add the flour and salt and mix until combined.

4. Shape into 1 inch balls.  Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

5. Flatten cookie to about 1/4 inch thickness with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool on cookie sheet pan on a cooling rack until cool.

7. Transfer to a wired cooling rack.

8. Mix the icing ingredients and frost.