Italian Butter Cookies


Preparation10 minutes
Cook time15 minutes
ServingsMakes a couple dozen


  • 2 cups of Cake Flour
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1-1/4 cups of Confectioner sugar
  • 3/4 cup of Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of Vegetable Shortening, softened at room temperature
  • 1 envelope of Vanillina, or vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs


    1) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a bowl, mix together the flour, vanillina and salt, set aside.

    2) In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the shortening, butter and confectioner sugar until creamy.

    3) Add the eggs and mix until well incorporated. Add the dry mixture and mix until you have a smooth dough.

    4) Place some of the dough in a piping bag thatís been fitted with a large star tip and pipe out little cookies a couple inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

    5) Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool completely before serving.

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