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Austrian Butter Cookies Recipe

Makes 3 dozen


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled


1. Sift the flour and sugar together.
2. Add the chopped nuts.
3. Blend in the butter.
4. Stir with a spoon until a soft dough is formed.
5. Chill for 1-2 hours.
6. Roll the dough out on a floured board to 1/8" thickness.
7. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter and place rounds on an ungreased cookie sheet.
8. Bake at 375F for 7-10 min. 9. Can be made into a sandwich cookie. Traditional Austrian manner is to spread thinly with jam, cover with a second cookie, then cover top with chocolate frosting and a pecan or walnut half.
Chocolate Frosting:
1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Add egg yolk and chocolate.
3. Blend well.


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Main Ingredient:Dairy / Butter
Cuisine:European / Austrian
Preparation Method:Baking

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