Clap Your Hands For Kentucky Butter Cookies!

These are unlike any other cookie recipe I have ever tried.  They are light, buttery and airy.  They taste just like you are biting into a slice of cake, only better because you do not need a fork or spoon to enjoy these.  They are so light, yet at the same time, so perfectly sweet.  It has the perfect balance of being sweet without being repulsive.  It honestly almost reminds me of French Macaroons.


Is that not simply amazing?  People had an idea and this girl did it! And now we can all enjoy these little bites of deliciousness at any time!



1 cup Land O’ Lakes butter, room temperature

1 cup granulated Domino sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ tsp salt

3 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour


¼ cup Land O’ Lakes butter

½ cup granulated Domino sugar

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon vanilla

optional ~ powdered sugar to dust


Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C

Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat. Set aside.

In the bowl of the stand mixer beat butter and sugar together for 1 minute until mixed. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated, scraping sides as necessary.

Add in baking powder and salt, continuing to mix and finally the flour. Mix until dough just comes together.

Using a medium (2 tablespoon) cookie scoop drop the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Alternately you can roll the dough into balls if you want a thicker cookie.

Bake for 9-11 minutes until the edges are slightly golden. Don’t over-bake.


While the cookies are baking combine all ingredients into a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir continuously until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved. Do not bring to a boil.

Allow the glaze to cool slightly (about 5 minutes) to thicken.

When the cookies are done spoon one teaspoon of the glaze onto each cookie while they’re warm. If the glaze gets too thick just heat it up a bit more.

Dust with powdered sugar after the glaze has set if desired.





Quick Tip: Store in an airtight container on the counter