Butter Cookies

This butter cookie recipe is the same one my mom used every Christmas. (With the little exception that it’s been veganized.) I couldn’t imagine using any other recipe. This recipe creates delicious, mouth-watering butter cookies every time. It’s impossible to eat just one. Even my husband, who isn’t a cookie lover by any definition, can’t resist these. While these are sensational naked, I top these cookies with delicious cookie frosting… the same that my mother used (veganized). My sister tried these and agreed that they taste just like the non-vegan version. Woohoo! 

Each un-frosted cookie is approximately 54 calories. Be careful though, it’s not hard to eat many in one sitting. Check out the nutritional information section at the bottom of this page.

Total Time: 2 hour 5 minutes
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yields: Approximately 60 cookies



  • 1 cup Earth Balance butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • EnerG egg replacer for 1 egg, prepared according to package
  • 3 teaspoons flavoring, (vanilla extract, lemon extract, almond extract, etc.)
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. In a large bowl, beat the first three ingredients, until mixed thoroughly. Mix in flavoring.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Gradually mix into butter mixture.
  3. Chill dough for at least an hour.
  4. Roll chilled dough approximately 1/16″ thin. Cut dough with cookie cutter(s) and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425° Fahrenheit until lightly browned, approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Decorate as desired or eat naked.


  • Vegetarian and vegan
  • I use 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and it tastes wonderful.
  • Don’t have EnerG egg replacer on hand? No problem. Check out this flax gel recipe.


Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Servings per batch 60
Amount Per Serving
Calories 54 Calories from Fat 27 (50%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Monounsaturated Fat1g
Polyunsaturated Fat1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Potassium7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


Butter Cookies was last modified: July 10th, 2016 by Audrey

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