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Blue Tin Butter Cookies

These tender butter cookies are simple and delicious. They are reminiscent of the classic butter cookies that come in a blue tin.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Cristen


  • 2 sticks Butter salted or unsalted
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat two sticks of butter until creamy. Add 1/2 C granulated sugar and all of powdered sugar and salt; beat 1 minute. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Mix until combined. Add flour. Mix only until mixture comes together. Do not overmix. Dough will be crumbled, yet soft.
  • Roll dough into a log on plastic wrap. (Use a cardboard paper towel roll cut lengthwise to form dough into log.) Refrigerate for 3 hours, or freeze for one hour, until firm.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove dough from refrigerator, unroll dough log and slice at ½” intervals. Place cookies 2” apart on baking sheet. Sprinkle each unbaked cookie lightly with remaining 1/4 C granulated sugar.
  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes. Cool. Makes 3-4 dozen cookies depending on size and thickness of dough log and slice of cookies.