These slightly crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies are easier to make than you think! The perfect addition for your holiday cookie tray or gift-giving.
remember the blue tin?
Do you remember that dark blue Dutch Butter Cookie tin?? My mom kept her sewing supplies in the tin and I always wished to find cookies inside. As a child, I checked repeatedly hoping that one day the cookies would magically appear. 🙂
This Butter Cookie Recipe is pretty close to how I remember those cookies tasting! It is easy to make and much easier than you would think. I like to use the 1M Wilton piping tip, and the disposable decorator bags for this recipe.
Whether you enjoy them plain or dipped in chocolate with sprinkles, they are delicious either way and sure to be enjoyed by all. An easy-to-make homemade Christmas cookie.
INSTRUCTIONS & TIPS
Start by beating the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes. Set a timer to ensure it's a full two minutes.
Add in salt and vanilla and beat until combined.
Next, add in the egg and beat just until combined.
Gradually add in the all-purpose flour ½ cup at a time.
Using Wilton 1M piping tip, spoon ⅓ of the dough into a decorator bag (I love the disposable ones)!
If the dough is too soft and not holding it's shape, refrigerate it for about 20 minutes. It will depend on the temperature of your dough and kitchen as well.
Starting in the middle, pipe into a circle, on either a parchment-paper lined, silicone mat lined or an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in 350°F oven for 15 minutes. The edges should be very lightly browned.
EXPERT TIPS AND TRICKS
Make these cookies your own by adding other topping on the melted chocolate! Shredded coconut, finely chopped nuts or edible glitter will give these a festive touch.
For a special treat, turn a plain butter cookie upside down, spread with your favourite jam and place the other cookie flat-side-down on top and press down gently.