Butter Dream Cookies

This cookie recipe has been a holiday favorite in my family for over 40 years:  Butter Dream Cookies

Butter Dream Cookies

Yield: 24 to 30 cookies

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Butter Dream Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • red and/or green maraschino cherries, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter, shortening, and sugar. Blend in the flavoring and flour. Shape into balls and set on a cookie sheet 2-inches apart.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  If using cherries, press 1/2 of a maraschino cherry in the center of each cookie as soon as they come out of the oven.  Let cool for several minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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4 Responses to “Butter Dream Cookies”

  1. postedOct 25, 2013 3:22 AM
    Kate

    Is it possible to make these with 1 cup butter instead of using shortening?
    Thanks :)

    • October 28th, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

      I have not tried making these with butter, so I’m not sure.

  2. postedDec 18, 2013 6:05 PM
    Christine

    Is something missing? When I followed the recipe as written the dough was very dry, didn’t stick together at all, and was basically tasteless. They look sooo good in the picture and I was hoping for a new go to recipe. I added eggs, more butter and more sugar just to make them stick together and have some taste. They are in the oven but I’m not very hopeful. :-(

    • December 19th, 2013 @ 1:48 PM

      They’re best with the maraschino cherries- I think this is an old Pillsbury recipe. You shouldn’t have had to add any more ingredients. If you keep mixing, the dough eventually begins to come together. How did they turn out in the end?

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