French Butter Cookies

“Everything a butter cookie should be and cute as a button. Before baking, four holes are made in these cookies so they look like big buttons. Unlike most other recipes this one uses brown sugar and a fancy edge made of turbinado sugar. They melt in your mouth.”
2hrs 45mins
60 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and brown sugar with electric mixer equipped with paddle attachment, if you have one.
  2. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add flour and salt and mix on low speed until incorporated.
  5. Roll dough into three 1 1/2" logs, wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 350° and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Roll logs in turbinado or granulated sugar, making sure to coat them evenly.
  8. Slice logs into 1/4" thick cookies and place on cookie sheet 1" apart.
  9. Use a skewer or toothpick to make four decorative holes in each cookie, making the cookie appear to be a button.
  10. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Cool on wire rack.

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