Old Fashioned Butter Cookies

75 mins (prep 15, cooking 60)
9 ingredients
7 servings
These are not the common butter cookies you are so used to seeing. This is an old German recipe given to me by my Aunt. I have been making these since I was married 31 years ago. They are rolled very thin, almost like a wafer than a cookie. The 6 egg yolks give it the richness that other butter cookies lack. I always look through websites and cookbooks to see if anyone else has a butter cookie recipe like this - I have not found one yet. I only updated the method to use a food processor instead of creaming the butter by hand. These are truly delicious and special.

Categories:  holiday , easy , 3-steps-or-less , christmas , rolled-cookies , <-4-hours , low-in... , low-sodium , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (113.89 g)
Servings 7
Amount per Serving
Calories 523.57 Calories from Fat 247.14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27.46g 295.7%
Saturated Fat 16.85g 589.61%
Trans Fat 1.06g %
Cholesterol 69.66mg 162.54%
Sodium 39.67mg 11.57%
Total Carbohydrate 67.83g 158.28%
Dietary Fiber 5.04 g 141.26%
Sugars 33.95 g %
Protein 6.5g 91.04%
Vitamin A 813.92IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 43.45mg% Iron 1.76mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pure vanilla extract, red sugar crystals, green sugar crystals