Butter Cookies

Soft & chewy, easy to cut, shape, and decorate.


1/2 cup butter or margarine (at room temperature)

1/2 cup sugar


1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 egg

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

Honey Tips

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To keep their hives strong, beekeepers must place them in locations that will provide abundant nectar sources as well as water.


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl beat butter, sugar, honey and vanilla with an electric mixer, until well-blended. Beat in egg, flour and salt. Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and chill at least 3 hours or until firm enough to roll out. To cut out and bake cookies, roll half of the dough, on a lightly-floured surface, ¼-inch thick. (Make sure dough is cold while you are working with it.) Cut into desired shapes and place one-inch apart on baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles, sugar, nuts, etc. Bake approximately 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers. Makes a little over 2 dozen 2 ½ inch cookies.Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies: Make Butter Cookies recipe but use light brown sugar and add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 2 Tablespoons milk, 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Drop heaping teaspoonsful onto baking sheets. Bake at 350°, 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.