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Christmas Butter Cookies

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Recipe Source: Denay Davis, Cooking with Denay


1 cups butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon almond extract
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ½ cups sifted cake flour
1 ¼ miniature chocolate morsels


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy (about 12-15 minutes)
Add egg yolks an extract and beat well.
Stir flour and salt together.
Add flour to egg and sugar mixture.
Dough will be soft.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Remove from refrigerator.
Roll dough out to ½ inch in height
Cut dough with 3 inch round cookie/biscuit cutters
Place on ungreased cookie sheet
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until delicately browned on edges.
Makes 3 -3½ dozen.


  1. Lee Strickler

    Finally got to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with me Denay. They are delicious. This is definitely a recipe I will use again.

  2. Nicki

    Hi Lee, I’m glad you like it. This recipe has been a family favorite for 4 generations now. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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