Butter Cookies – 6 Ingredients

  • November 22, 2022
  • in Diy
 Butter Cookies – 6 Ingredients

Butter cookies are a archetype cookie that unchangingly make me think of the store-bought kind that come in seasonal tins.

While those are yummy, this butter cookie recipe is less crispy. These are soft butter cookies. Think of butter cookies as the perfect navigate between a sugar cookie and shortbread.

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  • Butter, softened
  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Egg Yolks
  • Vanilla Pericope
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt

The dough for these is very straightforward to make; mixing the dry ingredients separate from the wet and then combining them. But, the real “trick” to these is freezing the dough surpassing baking. You can do this a few variegated ways.

If you want simple/plain looking butter cookies, then I recommend freezing the dough in a log shape. This way you simply slice the cookies from the log surpassing baking.

If you’d like to shape or printing the butter cookies, like I have in these photos, then do so surpassing freezing. You can freeze for 30 minutes or up to overnight surpassing sultry with this method.

Tips for Making Butter Cookies:

  • The dough will be soft surpassing freezing, so if you are rolling it out to make cutout shapes (like I have in these photos), be sure to use increasingly flour than the recipe vellum calls for. This will be for dusting the surface and the rolling pin.
  • I used cookie stamps to create designs.
  • You could moreover use a cookie printing gun or cookie stamp roller to create designs.
  • Another traditional method is to pipe dough using large pastry tips. I don’t recommend this method. Even if your dough is very soft, it takes a lot of hand strength to do this method. Maybe for some it works great, but I’ve never had success with it.

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Are butter cookies the same as shortbread?

They are very similar, so if you like one you will likely enjoy the other. However, butter cookies are softer and the thrash contains increasingly sugar.

What butter is weightier for cookies?

Unsalted butter is usually what recipes undeniability for unless otherwise stated. This allows you to tenancy how much salt is widow to the recipe overall.

Why are my butter cookies dry?

Usually dry cookies ways too much flour was added. Double trammels the recipe to make sure you used the correct value of flour.


Butter Cookies – 6 Ingredients

soft and succulent butter cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 141kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • In a medium to large mixing bowl, surf together the butter and sugar.
  • Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour and salt. Stir until a soft dough forms.
  • If you are not planning to shape or printing the cookies, then roll the dough into a log shape and imbricate in plastic. Freeze for at least 30 minutes, and up to overnight.
  • If you would like to shape or printing the cookies, then roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and do so. Place them on a lined sultry sheet after. Then freeze for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
  • Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes, until the edges uncork to brown.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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