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CPS Butter Cookies


Today I have a cookie recipe to share with you. I made a double batch of these yesterday and brought them to a backyard bond fire and watched them disappear. Everyone will love these if you make them.

Those of you who attended the Chicago Public Schools  (CPS) will remember these as the butter cookies served in the lunchroom. They were delicious. My husband loves them. I have been playing with my recipe over the last few months and think this one is the best.

Why don’t you try them out and let me know what you think.

There are only four ingredients needed:

  • 2 sticks of salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 cups of flour

Mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. This will take at least five minutes with a hand mixer. The secret to these cookies is in mixing the butter and sugar long enough. Do not try to rush this step, your cookies will be too flat and hard if you do.

Once your butter and sugar are light and fluffy, mix in the vanilla. Then add the flour into mixture one cup at a time. When all the flour has been added mix with a spoon until the mixture is smooth and well combined.


Take cookie dough one teaspoon at a time, roll it into a ball, place balls on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Flatten cookies with your first three fingers to make indention.

Bake cookies at 375 degrees for about 16 minutes, until golden brown.

Cool on wire rack.


Make a cup of coffee and enjoy.

9 Comment

  1. I absolutely love these cookies. You must try them! Unbelievable that they don’t have baking powder or baking soda and are so light and fluffy!!! 🙂

    Can’t wait for more recipes!

  2. You must beat the butter and sugar until the sugar dissolves. If you can rub the butter between your fingers an you can’t feel the sugar, your good to go. Let me know if that works.

  3. Truly loved these and I was determined to get the recipient. I got the recipient in 1984. Been making them every since.

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