Pressed Butter Cookies Recipe

 For all the decadent people out there,here is a good butter cookie recipe you might like to try. I don’t always eat rich food but I do like to have treats such as this once in a while. I like butter cookies with my tea. The flavor of these cookies is nice and the recipe isn’t difficult. It’s old-fashioned and rich. This butter cookie recipe is also nice for Christmas, because they are normally decorated with the colored sugar sprinkles. You can make these treats year-round though and use any color of decorative sugar you like. They are versatile too. You can also dye the dough if you like. It’s not unusual to see red or green colored butter cookies during the Christmas season.

This recipe requires a cookie press. A cookie press will create shaped cookies that look professional and it’s a nice difference from the usual bar or drop cookies. A cookie press would give you different options as far as the shape or design that you want, so if you’ve never used a cookie press you will find out they are fun.


  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 LB. of real butter [no margarine}
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar


Blend together the butter and the vanilla and lemon extracts. Then add the confectioner’s sugar. Stir until the mixture is creamy. Beat the eggs yolks {you can do this by hand or use a blender}, and add them to the butter mixture. Next stir in the dry ingredients. Mix well until blended. Using a cookie press, press the cookie dough out onto a baking pan. Sprinkle with decorative sugar. Then bake the cookies at 375 until they are light brown, about 6 to 8 minutes.

Remove cookies from the baking pan and cool them on a rack.

Ovens vary so keep an eye on the cookies until you are sure about how long they should be in the oven-