There’s nothing like Homemade Butter Cookies that melt in your mouth. They’re soft, tender, and taste so buttery and delicious. It’s near impossible to have just one.
Besides how scrumptious they are, they’re also really easy to make.
A few ingredients and a piping bag with a large open star tip, and you’re ready to bake cookies.
Or, go the old fashioned route and use a cookie press. That’s how Mom taught me.
Making Homemade Butter Cookies
Begin by setting out the butter to come to room temperature.
Once softened, beat in a large bowl along with the sugar and salt.
The batter should become light and fluffy.
At this point, add the egg and both extracts. It’s not often a recipe calls for 2 different flavors of extract.
Lastly, add the flour and mix until thoroughly combined.
As this is traditionally a Christmas cookie, now would be a fun time to add some festive food coloring.
It’s optional, but red and green are fun.
Also, if you want a chocolate variation, add 1 oz. of melted and cooled unsweetened chocolate.
Ok, now you’re ready to make them look like cookies.
Use either a cookie press, which makes more cookies in the long run, or fill a piping bag with a large open star tip.
Tips that would great for this are Wilton’s 1M, or Ateco’s 826 or 827.
For piping, make into little rounds.
Bake the cookies in a preheated oven set at 350° for 12 – 15 minutes.
The cookies are done when the bottoms and edges are lightly browned.
Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheets, then let them finish cooling on a wire rack.
These delicious cookies should stay fresh for several days in an airtight container.
They also freeze well, in case you want to make some before the holidays hit.
Calling all Cookie Monsters.
For more cookie recipes, check these out:
- Italian Spumoni Cookies
- Brown Sugar Praline Cookies
- Chocolate Cutout Cookies
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- Molasses Crinkles
Homemade Butter Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350° and have 2 cookie sheets (ungreased) on standby.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy.
- Add egg, vanilla, and almond. Scrape sides of bowl as necessary.
- Add flour and beat until combined. Optional: add festive food color (such as red or green).
- Pack dough into cookie press, or add dough to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip (such as a Wilton's 1M, or an Ateco 826 or 827).
- Pipe dough into rounds or press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, or until lightly golden on bottoms and edges.
- Allow to cool on baking sheet a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool. Store in an airtight container.
Homemade Butter Cookies
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