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Lemon Butter Cookies

Yield 8 dozen


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in extract and, if desired, rind.

  2. Form dough into desired shapes using a cookie press, and place onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

  3. Bake at 325° for 12 to 15 minutes per batch. Cool on wire racks.