Butter cookies are a type of cookie that is known for its rich and buttery flavor. These cookies are typically made with simple ingredients such as butter, sugar, flour, and sometimes vanilla extract. The butter content gives them a tender and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Butter Cookies

Recipe by Nitdb


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These cookies are popular for their simplicity and versatility, making them a classic choice for various occasions, from everyday snacks to holiday celebrations.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This can be done using an electric mixer or by hand with a sturdy spoon.
  • Add the vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture, and continue to mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing just until combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a tougher texture.
  • The dough may be a bit crumbly, but it should come together when you press it. If needed, use your hands to gently knead the dough until it forms a cohesive ball.
  • Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Chilling the dough helps prevent the cookies from spreading too much during baking.
  • Once chilled, roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes, or form the dough into logs and slice for round cookies.
  • Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving some space between each.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are just lightly golden. Keep a close eye on them, as baking times may vary based on your oven and the size of your cookies.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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