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Litton Butter Cookies - A taste of Old Nashville!

Posted at 11:48 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 12:48:45-04

Cookbook author and blogger Sallie Swor made Litton Butter Cookies, a popular bake sale item in the 70’s at Nashville’s Isaac Litton High School. (see recipe below)
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Litton Butter Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter – softened (can soften in the microwave for 10 seconds)
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray.
With an electric mixer or by hand, cream butter and sugar.
Add vanilla and salt, and mix in flour one cup at a time.
Roll dough into small balls a teaspoon at a time and place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake 10 minutes or until barely browning on the bottom.
Keeps well in an air-tight container.