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


  • 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


  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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