Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

A vintage handwritten recipe for Butter Cookies for a cookie press. Make these cookies with shortening, butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, lemon juice, sifted flour, and salt.
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  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2.5 cups Sifted flour
  • Salt


  • Cream butter and shortening.
  • Add sugar, cream again then add well beaten egg yolks and vanilla {add lemon juice}.
  • Add flour and mix well
  • Put through cookie press.
  • Press and bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookie, Pressed Cookies


1 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, yolks only
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 1/2 cups sifted flour & salt


Cream butter and shortening, add sugar, cream again then add the well-beaten yolks and vanilla.  Add flour and mix well.

Put through a cookie press and bake at 375-degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. 

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