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Delicious Butter Cookies Recipe

Updated on September 10, 2012
Chicago Schools Butter Cookies
Chicago Schools Butter Cookies

Delicious Butter Cookies Recipe

By Dexter Yarbrough. In today's world of no fat, low cholesterol diets, calorie busting cookies sure don't win any brownie points! But getting your toned butt and abs off the treadmill for a treat once in awhile can't hurt! I would suggest you try the world famous butter cookies that I used to eat while attending public high school in Chicago. Hmmm. People sure did seem to be slimmer back then.

Anyway, we used to forego the nasty vegetable and healthy junk they gave us and went straight for the good stuff. If you like old school stuff, you know, music, cars, Pac Man, Tom Cruise in the movie Risky Business, the Chicago butter cookie will awaken your sense for nostalgia.

Now, assuming that you did not attend a Chicago public school is no reason for you to miss out on the smell and taste of this delectable, fattening treat. You only live once, right?

The Recipe

OK. Here is what you need:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg. Add vanilla extract. Mix in flour - small increments. Roll dough into balls. Flatten the dough slightly on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.

Delectable

Alright, so this recipe should make about 12 to 18 cookies, depending upon how large you round out your dough. When they come out of the oven, you will have a delicious treat that will challenge any diet!

Oh, C'mon! Give 'em a try! - Dexter Yarbrough

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    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hi Denise! The cookies are the BEST! Thanks for reading!

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Dexter-I read the ingredients and my heart went, "Oh, no! all that butter!" hee, hee. Seriously, I love butter cookies, and this is a very simple recipe. Thanks for sharing. UP/I and sharing.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Vespawoolf! These cookies are the best. A wonderful baker, such as yourself, knows!

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      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow, simple and delicious...the best combination! Butter cookies are one of my favorites. Thanks for a great recipe that harks back to Chicago public high school. : )

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Audra! Sure! They are the best! Enjoy!

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      iamaudraleigh 

      6 years ago

      Dexter, will you send us some of theses cookies...lol! They sound good! Since you made this reipe so esy to follow...I can make these trats...yayyyyy! Voted yp!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Beth! They are delicious!

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      Beth Perry 

      6 years ago from Tennesee

      Dexter, I've tried this recipe and the cookies are YUMMY!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      They are delicious, Chris! Thanks!

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      Chris Achilleos 

      6 years ago

      Great hub :) Voted up and useful!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Ok! Agreed!

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      Paula 

      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Dex...according to Gordon Gecko, in WallStreet, played by Michael Douglas, "Greed is GOOD!" I really don't believe that but I can tell you that generosity gets one NOWHERE, for sure!! LOL

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi SanneL! They are the best cookies you will ever taste! Guaranteed! It is about time for me to take a vacation! Thank you!

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      SanneL 

      6 years ago from Sweden

      Mmmm. . . sinful and delicious! Dexter, I'll give these a try. . . just bring me the ingredients! Hehe!:)

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Fpher! You will have them by Easter! Greed is not always a bad thing!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Sunshine! It would be my pleasure to make and send them to you!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi MM! They are really good. Let me know how they come out!

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      Paula 

      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Dexter...I am a bit greedier than Sunshine.....I'd like 3 dozen, if you don't mind.

      I'm thinking, maybe you should make "nice-nice" with the Fed-Ex guy......he may give you a break on all this shipping you're about to do.

      btw.....don't mean to be annoying...but it would be really nice if you sent mine just in time for Easter?? Thanks, Dex! You're a pal!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hey Dex! I'll take a dozen. I'll send you my address! :)

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dex, gotta try these thank you!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Daisy! Thank you so much. These cookies are to die for!

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      6 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dexter,

      I loved your *attitude* in this Hub! Having attended high school in Newark, New Jersey, I can picture what the scene was like at your Chicago high school.

      With all that butter in your cookies, I'm sure they must taste sinfully good.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Lady_E! The cookies, when finished are to die for! Thanks for reading!

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      Elena 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Seems very easy, Dexter. I like this Recipe.

      Thanks.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Gryphin423! Thanks for checking out the hub! You will really love these cookies. They are the best! Yeah, I knew I would be showing my age as well!

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      gryphin423 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Great, a sugar cookie recipe where I don't have to chill the dough! Yes! Thanks for sharing. And the Pac Man comment, ouch, a reminder of how old I've gotten ;-)

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Moonlake! These cookies are the best! You will absolutely love them!

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      moonlake 

      7 years ago from America

      These sound great I will have to try them. I know my husband would like them. We call him Cookie Monster.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Eiddwen and thanks! You will certainly enjoy these cookies!

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Definitly one to bookmark, I have a nice recipe collection now.

      Thanks for sharing this one Dexter and I'll let you know how I got on.

      Take care and have a great day.

      Eiddwen.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Satice! It is always a pleasure to get visits from you! These butter cookies are to die for!!! Thanks! Never seen Risky Business?

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      satice_j 

      7 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      Hi Dexter, I have to raise my hand and say I never saw Risky Business although I've seen the trailer. Pac Man was and is the game still! I do love sugar cookies and it's one batch I can keep to myself as my son doesn't like them. Can't wait to try the recipe! Put this on my FB for friends to try their hand! Have a great day!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Ladyjojo! It is always great to see you. You will enjoy the recipe. Try it! God bless you, too!

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      ladyjojo 

      7 years ago

      Hi dexter didn't know you was a cook/baker lol

      Thanks for the recipe maybe some day I'd try it.

      Have a lovely day

      God bless you ;)

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      You are so right! And you will love this cookie, absolutely!

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      LABrashear 

      7 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Never been to Chicago, but do love a good cookie. Cannot wait to try this! And I loved your nostalgia. Who didn't love PacMan and the Risky Business Tom Cruise?

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hooray! Glad they turned out right!

    • mkiaconis profile image

      mkiaconis 

      7 years ago from wherever it is that I happen to be.

      I made them again (correctly this time) and they came out amazing! Thank you!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi John! You will love this recipe! Thank YOU!

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      john.maco 

      7 years ago

      Just saw your article on traffup.net. I'd definitely try this recipe tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Cherrycrime26! You should make these. They are absolutely delicious!

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      January Moon 

      7 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      I didn't know that you hubs about food :) But I do love old school stuff, and peanut bettet cookies were one of my favorites as a child, thank you so much for posting this, I can actually smell the those cookies now, Smell really is associated with memory, voted up!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Ok! I will give it a try this weekend!

    • mkiaconis profile image

      mkiaconis 

      7 years ago from wherever it is that I happen to be.

      haha i shall try again and let you know! i have a post of lemon cookies... it's such a simple recipe that they're kind of sinful to eat... but they're hard to mess up if you'd like to try such a recipe

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi! I am glad you will try again. The butter shouldn't be melted. It should be at room temperature. You don't need to refrigerate the dough. I am glad they taste good. I just want you to experience them when they are perfect!!!

    • mkiaconis profile image

      mkiaconis 

      7 years ago from wherever it is that I happen to be.

      i will try it again, the dough set, i think it was because the butter was melted... or maybe i needed to refrigerate the dough.. either way... they are delicious :]

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      I am so sorry they didn't turn out right for you. Your dough needs to be thick (not runny) so you can roll them into balls. I hope you try it again. They really are great!

    • mkiaconis profile image

      mkiaconis 

      7 years ago from wherever it is that I happen to be.

      ok, so i made these last night, I think i messed up the recipe because the dough was runny BUT they were absolutely delicious nonetheless :]

    • mkiaconis profile image

      mkiaconis 

      7 years ago from wherever it is that I happen to be.

      no no thank you! i plan on trying to make these within the next week, i'll let you know how it goes :]

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Mkiaconis! Vanilla extract is the best way to go, however, you can try lemon or almond extract, if you desire. I think you would find that vanilla extract will give you the best flavor. Thanks!

    • mkiaconis profile image

      mkiaconis 

      7 years ago from wherever it is that I happen to be.

      is there any substitute for vanilla extract or is that the best way to go?

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      You will love it. Thanks!

    • mkiaconis profile image

      mkiaconis 

      7 years ago from wherever it is that I happen to be.

      I found it! This is an amazing recipe that I'm going to try out soon. Wish me luck. :]

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