easy butter cookies

Easy Butter Cookies Recipe

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Are you looking for an easy and tasty recipe for butter cookies?
Lucky you, you found it!

It only needs four basic ingredients and a few minutes of preparation time! After that, it takes an hour to chill in the fridge and only 10 – 12 minutes baking time! And these delicious cookies will be ready for you to enjoy!

One of the things that I really like with this recipe besides the little preparation time is that I can make the dough when I have some free time and freeze it for later!

This way I can bake them and enjoy them at any time without the preparation time.

I remove the dough from the freezer and put it in the fridge from the night before and bake them the next morning!

What’s better than fresh-baked butter cookies with my morning coffee!

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Easy Butter Cookies Recipe

butter cookies recipe

Easy Butter Cookies Recipe

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An easy and tasty recipe for butter cookies! It only needs four basic ingredients and a few minutes of preparation time! After that, it takes an hour to chill in the fridge and only 10 – 12 minutes baking time! And these delicious cookies will be ready for you to enjoy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Servings 45 cookies
Calories 64 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 gr unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 100 gr granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 2 small egg yolks
  • 240 gr all-purpose flour (2 cups)
  • 2 tsp vanilla flavor (5mL)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp granulated or brown sugar , for rolling, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the soft butter for a minute until fluffy.
  • Add granulated sugar and salt and beat on medium speed for another 2 minutes until creamy.
  • Time to add the egg yolks and vanilla extract while mixing and beating for another 30 seconds until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl to mix the ingredients well.
  • Add the flour and beat on low speed until combined. Don't beat the dough too much.
  • Form the dough into a log with a diameter of 4 cm.
  • Roll the logs into brown sugar if you want a pleasant crunch on the edge of the cookies. If the dough is too soft and difficult to handle, do it after chilling. This step is optional!
  • Wrap the logs in plastic wrap or parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour until chill.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Line a pan or more with parchment paper. It depends on the amount of cookies you bake. If you bake all the dough, then you may need two baking pans.
  • When the dough has cooled and set, cut it into slices of uniform thickness, about 1-2 cm with a sharp knife.
  • Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges.
  • When the cookies are ready should be soft and bright. Let the cookies cool before removing them from the pan.

Notes

  • Served with:
    • a cup of warm milk with honey, a hot chocolate with cinnamon, an aromatic coffee.
  • Variations: 
    • Replace vanilla flavor with other baking flavorings such as orange, lemon, almond, or rum.
  • Storage:
    • Store baked butter cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
    • The dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to two months.
 
 
 
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A Few More Notes About These Delicious Butter Cookies

  • Served with: a cup of warm milk with honey, a hot chocolate with cinnamon, or an aromatic coffee.
  • Variations: 
    • Rolling the log of the cookie dough in granulated sugar, or sprinkling on top will give a nice crunch to the edge of cookies.
    • Add a tablespoon of colorful sprinkles to the dough.
    • Replace vanilla flavor with other baking flavorings such as orange, lemon, almond, or rum.
  • Storage: 
    • Store baked butter cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
    • The dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to two months.
  • Extra Tip:
    • If you have frozen the dough, transfer it to the refrigerator overnight before to defrost before use.
    • Do not beat the dough too much. If it dries, add 1-2 teaspoons of tap water.
    • Divide the dough in half, or as much as you want to handle it easier, or if you want to freeze it in smaller portions.

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Nutrition Facts

*This is an estimated nutrition chart provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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