How to Make the BEST Butter Cookies!




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There is something so beautiful about Butter Cookies. They’re quick and simple to make, yet the perfect taste of homemade! This recipe doesn’t hide behind any big flavours or gimmicks, just honest, simple ingredients transformed into something absolutely wonderful. A perfect homemade gift or treat for anyone and everyone!

Here is what you will need to make 20-24.

  • 140g Unsalted Butter, Room Temp
  • 60g Icing Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 155g Plain Flour
  • 55g Corn Flour

Essential Equipment

  • 6cm Round Cookie Cutter
  • Cookie/Biscuit Stamps (Optional)

Step 1: Cream That Beautiful Butter...

In an electric stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric hand whisk, cream together the butter, icing sugar, egg yolk, vanilla & salt until light and fluffy.

Step 2: Time for Flour!

Then sift in both flours & beat again briefly until it just comes together to form a soft dough.

Step 3: Keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'...

Between 2 sheets of baking paper, roll the dough out to approx 6mm (1/4″) thick.

Step 4: Cutting Out the Cookies

Next remove the top layer of baking paper. If you are using a stamp, stamp the pattern over the dough then cut out each one using the 6cm cookie cutter.

Top Tip! Stamp before cutting as, when you stamp, the dough will squash & spread slightly. Cutting after keeps them all the same shape & size.

Step 5: Take a Chill Pill...

Place the cookies onto a lined baking tray (layer if you need to) and place into the fridge to chill for 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 170°C.

Step 6: Time to Bake!

Line a large baking tray with a silicone baking mat or baking paper and evenly space out some chilled cookies. Leave room between each one for a little spreading. You will probably need to bake in batches.

Step 7: Buttery Cookie Fantastic-ness!

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden around the edges.

Then allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat until all the butter biscuits are baked and cooled.

Step 8: Mmmmm

Store in an airtight container (I prefer metal) at room temperature. Consume within 4-5 days.

Didn’t I tell you they were simple to make?! Every single person that tried one of these cookies said how amazing they were. I sincerely love how ordinary ingredients can speak volumes in the business of making people happy! They’re so beautifully buttery and crumbly and just melt in your mouth. The only down side? They’re incredibly moreish!!

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    21 Discussions


    2 months ago

    I JUST so happen to have a brand new silicone sheet for macaron placement. Your cookies look like the perfect reason to try it out. Thank you!

    1 reply

    3 months ago

    Those cookie cutters are too cute :D


    3 months ago

    Corn flour? Is that yellow corn meal? Also, can these be mixed then frozen and baked later? Thank you!

    3 replies

    Reply 3 months ago

    I'm based in the UK - corn flour is a super fine and soft flour usually used for thickening sauces. I think the US call it corn starch?
    Also, I see no reason why they couldn't be cooked straight from frozen! Just add a few minutes onto the cooking time and keep an eye on them the first time round, so you can figure out exactly how long it takes - then you can set a timer the next time and walk away :)


    Reply 3 months ago

    Thank you. Yes, in Canada we also call it corn starch. Coarse ground corn meal didn't make sense! Going to go for it.


    3 months ago

    Good Job Mason, your Butter Cookies look delicious

    1 reply

    3 months ago

    They look tasty but I'm I'm like gm280 you need to send me a few dozen to make
    a good review of them! But on looks alone I give them a 10 out of 10!

    1 reply

    3 months ago

    I have to say they look really good. However I can't make a verifiable decision unless you box up a dozen or two and send some to me to evaluate... lol

    1 reply

    3 months ago

    YUM!!! They look absolutely delicious!