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Feines Buttergebaeck (Fancy Butter Cookies)

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Cookies German


  • 3/4 Lb* butter (probably 1 2/3 cups)
  • 190 g Sugar (1 cup less 3 Tbsp)
  • 1 Egg (or 2)
  • 1 Lb* flour (probably 4 1/2 cups less 1 Tbsp)
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • 1 Egg


Sift flour onto pastry board, add all other ingredients and knead well. Chill dough in a cool place. Roll out to approx. 3/4 inch thick (or slightly thicker), and cut out [with a cookie cutter]. Paint with glaze.
((*Note: The German original used the '#' for pound. Some of the recipes from this source were in German, some in a mixture of German and English. Since this particular recipe was all in German, I assume it refers to German pounds. A german pound - 500 grams - is slightly larger than the American pound - 454 grams. K.B.))
Source: Handwritten German recipe obtained by Pat Stockett Translation/Conversion: Karin Brewer
Posted by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo, 8/92
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