Butter Cookies

  • prep time25 min
  • total time 37 min
  • serves 48

These simple cookies are an easy way to produce a delicious treat for yourself, your family or guests.

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Directions for: Butter Cookies


2 cups (500 mL) unbleached all-purpose flour

¼ tsp (1 mL) salt

1 cup (250 mL) unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup (180 mL) sugar

1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

1 egg


1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt. Set aside.

2. In another bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add egg and beat until smooth. At low speed or with a wooden spoon, add dry ingredients. Form two discs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out one disc of dough at a time to about ½-cm (¼-inch) thick. Cut out cookies with a 4-cm (1 ½-inch) round cookie cutter or a small shot glass. Spread over baking sheets.

5. Bake, one sheet at a time, for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely.

6. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks or freeze.

Tips and Substitutions

You can use unsalted butter and add 1 ml (¼ teaspoon) of salt to flour mixture.

Source and Credits

Courtesy of RicardoCuisine.com

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