Here’s a fairly simple, but delicious, recipe for butter cookies!

Butter Plätzchen (Butter Cookies)

1 cup butter
2 ¼ cups sugar
4 eggs
4 cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon soda

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat 7 minutes by electric mixer or 15 minutes by hand. Add flour sifted with soda. Roll out onto lightly floured board. Cut with cookie cutter into desired shapes. Place on greased baking sheet and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 12 to 15 minutes.


This recipe is from the Amana Colony Recipes cookbook, and is reprinted with permission of the Homestead Welfare Club. Zuber’s is located in Homestead and we serve our guests traditional recipes such as these.

The book is a collection of traditional Amana Colonies recipes and features family-size recipes of the foods prepared and served in the Amana villages for over a century. The recipes were compiled by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. To purchase a copy of the book, please contact Elaine Zuber at dzubs@southslope.net or 319-622-3099.