Crunchy, buttery and mildly sweet, these decadent All Butter Cookies are filled with the aroma of fresh butter and are perfect everyday cookies.
This post was originally published on January 04, 2014 and has been updated on July 01, 2015.
All butter cookies are classics. I have not met a person (yet), who doesn’t them. These rich aromatic cookies are great everyday cookies and taste fabulous with a cup of tea. I may not be a huge fan of crunchy cookies (if you didn’t know already, I’m a soft cookie person) but my family is mental about these. Especially my little brother who is extremely picky! The aroma and the richness of flavor will make anyone go ga-ga over these and I sometimes think about switching parties when I taste these. The best thing about these cookies is that they’re incredibly easy to make and require only 4 ingredients which BTW you have in your kitchen right now. If you have flour, butter, sugar and vanilla essence/pods/extract, you can get on with making these right now and have them ready in the next 30 minutes including prep time.
I swear by this recipe now and it really has become a *starred* in my recipe book, something that I’ll cherish forever. These cookies taste like pure decadence! I’m always thinking of ways to transform it, I’ve done three versions already and all of them turned out great. Will share them later!
Although I’m not a fan of commercially baked goodies, I do love all butter cookies occasionally and I’ve always wanted to reflect that crunchy buttery-ness in these. This recipe does that, it replicates the taste of high end store bought all butter cookies perfectly. So get your cookie cutters out and get baking!
- • All Purpose Flour (maida), 100 grams
- • Cold Butter, 60 grams
- • Powdered Sugar, 5 tablespoons
- • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
- Preheat oven at 180 degrees for 5-10 minutes
- Mix butter and flour with your fingertips. Rub the butter through the flour until a grainy mixture is formed.
- Add in the sugar and vanilla essence. Form into a dough. It will take a little time to get it all together and form it into a dough but eventually you will. Don't be tempted to add water.
- Toss the dough onto a cling film or plastic wrap. Take another piece of cling film and put it over the dough. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to about ½ cm thickness.
- Cut out shapes and arrange on a greased baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes at 160 degree Celsius or as soon as the edges start to get golden. .
- Let the cookies rest for about 10-15 minutes before consuming.