Italian Butter Cookies Recipe

Italian Butter Cookies Recipe


You don't need any occasion to enjoy these Italian butter cookies, but they can make any day special. Pair these up with a cup of tea or coffee.

Prep: 10 mins
Chill: 1 hr
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 1 hr 20 mins


  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup butter, (softened)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, large (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. In a medium bowl sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl on medium speed beat the butter and sugar until creamy approximately 3 minutes, then add the egg and vanilla and combine. Add the sifted flour mixture a little at a time until combined.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured flat surface and gently form into a ball (do not over knead). Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for one hour.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  5. Place the dough on a lightly floured flat surface and roll to a little thicker than ⅛ inch thick.

  6. Place on cookie sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges or lightly golden. Let cool 5 to 8 minutes then move to cookie rack to cool completely, before serving.

  7. Dust with powdered sugar if desired. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 4g
  • :
  • Calcium: 14mg
  • Calories: 91kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 12mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 81mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 239IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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