Old Fashioned Butter Cookies with Butter Frosting Recipe

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Old Fashioned Butter Cookies with Butter Frosting
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  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • frosting
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 9 tbsp evaporated milk , or more as needed
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar , or more as needed


  1. Beat 1 cup softened butter with white sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Beat egg, whole milk, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract into butter mixture until smooth. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl and gradually stir dry ingredients into moist ingredients to make a smooth dough. Chill dough in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Dust a pastry cloth or kitchen towel generously with flour.
  3. Divide dough into thirds and roll each third out 1/8-inch thick on the prepared pastry cloth. Cut shapes out of the rolled dough with cookie cutters. Place cookies onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are barely browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack.
  5. Beat 1 cup softened butter, 3 cups confectioners' sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract, and evaporated milk in a bowl until smooth. Gradually stir 6 cups confectioners' sugar into mixture until combined. Beat frosting hard until fluffy; stir in additional evaporated milk or confectioners' sugar if needed to reach desired consistency. Frost cooled cookies.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2266.01 Kcal (9487 kJ)
Calories from fat 580.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 64.54g 99%
Cholesterol 196.92mg 66%
Sodium 245.95mg 10%
Potassium 272.68mg 6%
Total Carbs 421.04g 140%
Sugars 363.32g 1453%
Dietary Fiber 1.89g 8%
Protein 9.77g 20%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 25%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 136.4mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 412.18 Kcal (1726 kJ)
Calories from fat 105.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.74g 99%
Cholesterol 35.82mg 66%
Sodium 44.74mg 10%
Potassium 49.6mg 6%
Total Carbs 76.59g 140%
Sugars 66.09g 1453%
Dietary Fiber 0.34g 8%
Protein 1.78g 20%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 25%
Iron 0.2mg 5%
Calcium 24.8mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 50.3
  • 63

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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