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I get a lot of my baking inspiration from my father, and while he doesn’t bake too often, when he does, it is always legendary. He has a few classic recipes; his cheesecake, his shortbread and his butter cookies are some of my family’s favorites. Although I adore all of his recipes, have always been fascinated with trying different renditions of our family classics. Two weeks ago, I posted about cream cheese shortbread with toasted walnuts. They were very, very different from my father’s traditional shortbread but fun and delicious nonetheless. Lately, I have been on a quest to find the best butter cookie recipe. (In other words I’m trying to prove that my dad’s recipe is the best through process of elimination.) Butter cookies are fun to make because they are incredibly easy and take very little time. In the course the past year, I made about a dozen different butter cookie recipes. This one is phenomenal. In fact, it comes pretty close to beating my dad’s. They are gooier and less crispy than his, but the overall taste is similar. I enjoyed them immensely and I hope you guys do too!

butter 2


  1. 1 cup of sugar
  2. 2 cups flour
  3. 1 tsp vanilla
  4. 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees and chill baking sheets in the freezer
  2. Cream the butter sugar and salt together than add the egg and mix till blended
  3. Add the flour and vanilla and combine until blended- you will probably have to use your hands to mix completely
  4. Press the dough on to the chilled baking sheet until ¼ inch thick and bake until golden brown- 8-10 minutes

* This recipe was adapted from A Chow Life Blog