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.”
READY IN:
2hrs 45mins
YIELD:
60 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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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