Perfect Butter Cookies

Perfect Butter Cookies

Certainly! Here's a simple recipe for classic Butter Cookies:


  1. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt

Optional for Decoration:

  • Sprinkles, colored sugar, or chopped nuts


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Egg and Vanilla:
    • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Chill the Dough:
    • Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Chilled dough helps the cookies maintain their shape during baking.
  7. Shape Cookies:
    • Roll the chilled dough into small balls or use cookie cutters to create desired shapes. Place them on the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each.
  8. Decorate (Optional):
    • If desired, you can press each cookie with a fork, add sprinkles, colored sugar, or chopped nuts for decoration.
  9. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are just golden. Keep an eye on them, as baking times may vary.
  10. Cool:
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Enjoy:
    1. Once cooled, these butter cookies are ready to be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee!

*Recipe on video and text may differ from each other!

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