Swedish Butter Cookies

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Swedish Butter Cookies

Simple, classic Swedish butter cookie.

Yield: 5 dozen cookies

Prep Time:15 min

Cook Time:10 min


1 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup shortening
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream butter and shortening. Add sugar gradually. Mix until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add vanilla. Add flour gradually and blend well.

3. Press dough through cookie press, or shape into small balls.

4. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 10 minutes, or until slightly browned.


*These cookies freeze well- just keep them in a covered container.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

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  • maria wrote:

    How can I make half of the recipie if there is onlu 1 egg?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I’m not sure I’d try to cut the recipe in half since there is only one egg.