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Butter Cookies (With Almond Flavoring)

This is a family recipe I have been making since I was a little kid! It's so simple & delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp green food coloring (optional)


  • Cream butter and sugar together. Add almond extract and food coloring if you are using it.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt together, and then add this to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated.
  • *Roll the cookie dough into a log and wrap in parchment paper or plastic wrap. Chill for at least an hour.
  • Roll the chilled dough in sugar (optional).
  • Use a sharp knife to cut dough into slices of even thickness (see notes)
  • Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes or until the edge is just turning golden brown.


  • At this point, I roll each section of dough into a ball & use a cookie stamp.  You can do it with a stamp or not.