Grandma Bertha’s Butter Cookies!
#SummerDessertWeek continues – I created this post with samples sent by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% my own!
Have you found a favorite dessert yet? Earlier this week I shared a recipe for a Blueberry Parfait and also Great Grandma Darnell’s Blueberry Cobbler! Plus with all of the links from my colleagues – how can you pick a favorite? There have been so many options to choose from!
Today I have one more sweet treat. This one is Dan’s Grandma’s recipe for Butter Cookies! Butter Cookies are slightly sweet beautiful cookies that are delicious with tea or coffee. If you watched my Facebook Live earlier this week, you got a sneak peek at these little gems!
See why I call these cookies little gems? 😀
Dan is so happy I picked this recipe to share! He the best memories of time with his Grandma. One story he shared, was when he had a summer internship and he stayed with his Grandma in Lodi, CA. Every day she would pack his lunch before he went to work.
The position was a desk job, but Grandma packed his lunch like he’d be doing physical labor all day long. His lunch was HUGE! Every day probably twice as much as he could comfortably eat, but of course he ate it all.
Finally one of his co-workers said, “son you’re gonna have to leave some lunch in the bag or she’ll keep packing it full!”
You see he didn’t want to say something because he was afraid it would hurt Grandmas feelings! (Dan’s a pretty wonderful guy – so sweet and caring! – it’s one of the things I love most about him!)
Dan’s Mom gave me Grandma Bertha’s recipe box and I’ve been having fun going thru all the recipes. Though I never met Grandma, I think I did her proud sharing this recipe and these photographs!
And I had fun photographing these cookies! But I guess you can tell that huh? 😂
Made with delicious ingredients from our sponsors – sweet Dixie Crystals sugar, delicious Adam’s Extract and creamy Land O’Lakes Butter this cookie is closing out #SummerDessertWeek in the BEST way possible!
Butter cookies are simple to make with minimal ingredients and are certain showstoppers! Grandma’s recipe didn’t include rolling them in sugar, but that added a special touch and made them so pretty! Wouldn’t you agree?
OK….before I go – don’t forget today is the last day to enter the giveaway! I want one of MY READERS to win! – If you haven’t signed up, please do so now – enter below!
Grandma Bertha's Butter Cookies! A family favorite these cookies are a sweet snack for the kids & delicious with coffee or tea! #ad #SummerDessertWeek
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup decorating sugar optional
Be sure the butter is completely softened and room temperature.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the egg and mix until completely combined.
Sift together the flour and baking powder. Add to the creamed butter/sugar/egg in spoonfuls until completely incorporated.
*Cover and chill for at least one hour. Roll into one inch balls. Roll in plain sugar or brightly colored decorating sugar.
Place onto cookie sheet. Using the back of a spoon, press down to slightly flatten. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
*I have made the batter the night before. If you do so, cover tightly and refrigerate. This also makes a great dough if you want to roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter!
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Ice Cream Recipes:
Pies of Summer:
- Key Lime Pie from The Java Cupcake Blog
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
- Chocolate Coconut Cream Cake from Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
No Bake Treats:
- No Bake Peaches and Cream Cheesecake from Miss in the Kitchen
- No Bake Berry Icebox Cake from A Blender Mom
- Blueberry Cornbread from For the Love of Food
- Snickerdoodles from Jen Around the World
- Butter Cookies from Bowl Me Over
- Reese’s Puffs Toffee from The Spiffy Cookie
- Cherry Pie Bars from Southern From Scratch
- Mississippi Mud Cookies from Fake Ginger
- Blueberry Cardamom Hand Pies from My Baking Heart
- Summer Berry Dessert Bruschetta from Cooking In Stilettos
- S’mores Crepes from For the Love of Food
Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You’re going to love what we have in store for you.
There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year’s event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!
Prize #2 — Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!
Prize #3– OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.
OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.
Prize #4 — Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.
Prize #5 — General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.
Prize #6 — Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam’s Extract, Land O’Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.