Butter Cookie Booklet from 1960

In this cold winter weather, it’s important to keep your energy levels high. And the best way to do that is with plenty of butter.

Here to help you is the Pillsbury Butter Cookie booklet, published in 1960.


By request, I have scanned the entire booklet. In addition to its several good recipes, it’s quite pretty.



Click to enlarge the recipes below:












~ by lolarusa on December 8, 2008.

13 Responses to “Butter Cookie Booklet from 1960”

  1. It’s nice to see them push for real butter in the 1960’s. I grew up in the late 70’s and 80’s and my mom used margarine. Butter is sooooo much better.

  2. I think I may try that first recipe. Have you? The second one sounds pretty good too. Got a hankering for some cut-out cookies.

  3. Hello Jilly,

    I’ve been thinking about some rosemary shortbread. Haven’t made any since I don’t know when.

  4. Hey, that’s my mum’s rolling pin, complete with pastry sleeve!
    We’ve made the switch to butter too. I like foods whose ingredients I can pronounce.

  5. I have this booklet but several pages are damaged. Could you possibly scan the other pages?

  6. Hello Trudy,

    Just now found time to scan the other pages. Enjoy.

  7. I know this post is from last year, but i just found it LOL and it is so nice. Thanks for sharing !!!

  8. This made my day. Was trying to find for a friend, have xeroxed hard copies that are looking pretty rough and some are missing. I remember the booklet so clearly. Started baking the old-fashioned butter cookies with my mom about 1962-64 and haven’t stopped yet, although, unfortunately, without my mom since 1990. Can’t wait to print this out in color. These recipes have given a lot of joy to family and friends of mine.

  9. Thanks for your message, Anne. I’m very glad that finding this makes you happy, and reminds you of your mom.

  10. I am sooo happy to have found this and just in the nic of time…I have my Mother’s orig. copy and boy is it brittle…is there a chance I can get my hands on a copy or do I need to copy from here?

  11. Hi Cynthia, You’ll have to make your own copies, I’m afraid.

  12. This booklet made up many of my family’s holiday cookie tray. Thanks so much for scanning and posting this on the web since the pages of the original booklet have become hard to read after so much use! All of these recipes are top-notch!!!!!

  13. My family has been asking for butter cookies like I made when they were children back in the 60’s and 70’s. Thanks very much for sharing the pillsbury booklet.

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