Let me first give you the recipe and steps on how to make these easy homemade butter cookies.
1. Butter — 450 g
2. Castor sugar — 400 g
3. Egg — 2
4. Vanilla essence — 15-20 ml
5. Flour — 670 g
6. Salt — 2 pinch
- Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add eggs, beat well. Add vanilla essence.
- Sift in flour and salt. Mix well until mixture becomes a soft dough.
- Use a cookie press to press out desired cookie shape on greased baking tray.
- Bake in preheated oven, ~170 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes, or until cookies turn golden.
You can chill the dough in the fridge for half an hour if the dough turns out to be a bit too moist or soft to use with the cookie press. When the dough is too soft, it may not be able to stick properly onto the baking pan when you press it out from the cookie press, and thus breaking up the shape of the cookies.
This butter cookies recipe is easy, as you only use the most basic ingredients. And you don’t really get your hands all greasy coz you use a cookie press to shape your cookies. I handled the preparation and baking process all on my own, while I had to engage the help of my mom and sister with the traditional peanut cookies recipe.
I got this butter cookies recipe from the internet. I initially couldn’t decide which butter cookies recipe to use. The first butter cookie recipe came with the cookie press I bought. The second recipe was modified from the first one. Can’t remember why I modified it, and can’t remember which one was the better one :P. I only remember that the better one should produce rich butter cookies that can melt in the mouth! (Jeez, I wonder why I’m so fond of things that melt in my mouth…)
At the end, I decided to use the one above, which I found on the internet and uses the fewest types of ingredients. The majority of the feedback for this recipe is positive from what I read. The cookies do smell nice and ‘buttery’. To me, it’s not the best butter cookies recipe I’m looking for (coz it doesn’t melt in my mouth, ha!). It’s kinda crunchy, so some may like it that way.
This butter cookies recipe does go well with coffee though. I would dip the butter cookie in my hot coffee for a while before I take it in. This way, the cookies sort of soften up, and I’ll get that melt-in-the-mouth feeling (almost!). 😛 It also enhances the butter flavor this way.
Until I found MY perfect butter cookies recipe, I will still use this recipe coz it’s really easy in terms of ingredients and method.
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There are more than 200 cookies recipes, all in one digital book that you can download instantly to your computer after payment.