butter cookies:- 3 ingredient cookies

Butter cookies are not just cookies; These are the best cookies for teatime. They are best for Christmas and are also known as Christmas cookies because they are mainly prepared for Christmas. It is the most beloved cookie, but it can be eaten the whole year, and the best time to have these cookies is your tea time.

Butter cookies are soft, crunchy, delicious, tasty, and crunchy cookies with some saltines that give a fascinating taste to the cookies. A melt-in-mouth consistency will definitely be worth the time to make, and it is also such simple cookies that can be made at home, and I think homemade cookies are far better than the cookies from outside.

butter cookies
butter cookies

These cookies have a buttery flavor and taste, as well as being crunchy. They make a wonderful holiday present. These are also delicious with a cup of milk or tea/coffee. Typically, in the morning. These butter cookies are precisely ideal in terms of sweetness. They aren’t as sweet as sugar cookies.

In my home, children love this cookie so much I have to keep it away from the children so they can’t eat the whole cookie in one day. I also loved these cookies so much. When I bake these cookies, I bake them in large quantities, so whenever I crave cookies, I eat them, and also, these are best for the treat when you have these cookies in your home.

There is no time for making anything special for your guest then you can serve these baked cookies by heating them in the oven for 2-3 min along with tea.

Learn how to create the most straightforward butter cookies using only three ingredients you probably already have on hand. These butter cookies are very delectable and melt in your mouth! This dish is effortless, and anyone can prepare it at home.

butter cookies are most loved cookies because they are:-

  • Almond and vanilla add a lot of flavors.
  • Crisp on the edges, very buttery and soft.
  • We piped like meringue cookies with a piping tip.
  • These are not your typical butter cookies.
  • Only 30 minutes of relaxation time?
  • Make it extra festive by adding chocolate, cherries, or sprinkles.

Ingredients For Butter Cookies:-

1 cup (230g) Butter, softened2 cups (250g) Flour
2/3 cup (85g) Powdered sugar

Optional additions:-

Vanilla extractSalt
Sugar for coating

How To Soften Butter:-

soften your butter is really important because it helps in mixing the ingredient. To soften the butter, you can leave the cookies for 2 to 3 hours at room temperature.

Don’t worry if you forgot to leave your butter out on the counter for a few hours! Place it in the microwave for a 10-second burst at 50% power. Turn the sticks over once or twice more until the butter has softened.

If you don’t want to use the microwave, fill a glass halfway with extremely hot water, empty it, and set it upside down on your counter over a piece of butter. Your butter should be close to room temperature in approximately 15 minutes.

How To Make Butter Cookies:-


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180C). Set aside a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
brown sugar with butter
powdered sugar with butter in the bowl
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in the flour until well mixed. Don’t cream it as long as you would for a cake, but make sure it’s properly combined and creamy.
  • Now add flour to the mixture but try adding the flour in two parts to mix properly.
flour with the butter and sugar
flour with the butter and sugar
  • Now you can add vanilla, salt. They may all be added at the same time and mixed together until everything is incorporated.

There are two methods to form the cookies:-

A. Cutting through cookies cutter:-

  • Form the dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
cookie dough in the plastic
cookie dough in the plastic
  • Then, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4-inch (1/2-cm). Then, cut it into the desired shape (hearts, round, rectangle).
cutting through cookie cutter
cutting through cookie cutter

B. Cutting out the rolling dough:-

  • Form the dough into a log, wrap it with plastic wrap, and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes. 
cookie dough log
cookie dough log
  • Unroll the log and cut it into 1/4-inch (1/2-cm) thick slices.
cutting the cookie dough log
cutting the cookie dough log
  • Now Place all the cut cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly brown.
cookies in the oven
cookies in the oven
  • Keep them aside for cooling, so they are set properly.
baked cookies
baked cookies for cooling.
  • Now it’s time to serve these cookies.
butter cookies
butter cookies

Butter Cookies Recipe:-

butter cookies recipe
butter cookies recipe card

Tips for best butter cookies:-

  • Sanding sugar gives the edge a lovely crunch, but it’s completely optional. You can omit or substitute regular granulated sugar.
  • After baking, keep the baking sheet in the oven with the door cracked slightly open for a crisper cookie. This will help the cookies dry, even more, resulting in that butter cookie out of the tin crunch.
  • Melt 3 1/2 ounces chocolate and set aside to cool somewhat before garnishing cookies. Place in a heavy-duty sealable plastic bag and cut a 1/16-inch hole in one corner. Back and forth over the cookies, pipe chocolate evenly. Allow the chocolate to set before storing the cookies.
  • Make sure you measure your flour correctly! The most common mistake is to use too much flour in a recipe. The best and most straightforward way to measure flour is with a scale. If you don’t have one, fluff your flour with a spoon before spooning it into your measuring cup and leveling it with a knife.
  • This recipe may also be used to make cut-out cookies. Simply shape the dough into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it before rolling it out to 1/4 inch thickness, cutting it, and baking it.
  • For this recipe, use a high-quality vanilla extract. You don’t want to use the fake stuff since it’s one of the standout tastes here.

Tips To Store Butter Cookies:-

  • Dough log can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for 1 month, covered in a double layer of plastic wrap. If the dough is frozen, defrost it in the refrigerator until it can be cut.
  • Cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to three days.
  • If the cookies are overly soft, place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week, sandwiched between sheets of wax paper or parchment.

Ftrequently Asked Question

It might be due to the butter’s condition. The consistency is very important if you’re piping these cookies. Solution: You can fold in 1 or 2 tbsp of flour, then check if the consistency is slightly thickened. Do not over add the flour. Another way is after piping, you can pop them into the fridge for about 30min, just to hardened it a little, then bake it. If you find after adding 1 or 2 tbsp of flour is comfortable you can bake it straight away.

Chilling the dough enhances tastes and dehydrates it, resulting in a more delicious cookie that holds its shape better in the oven. As the fats solidify, the cookies spread less and take longer to melt in the oven.

Unsalted butter is the best because the different company uses a different amount of salt in the cookies, so it is more convenient to put salt by yourself.

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