What is it that really defines a cookie for you? I know, it is something that you put together as a recipe and bake in the oven but there are so many options available, it can sometimes be difficult to choose. Of course, a lot of the fun is trying the various recipes and seeing which one is your favorite. If you are doing so, don’t forget to try homemade butter cookies.
Some cookies tend to go well with almost anything but butter cookies are in a class of their own. They are light, crunchy and sometimes a little bit chewy on the inside. The flavor is absolute heaven, and when you break a piece off and put it in your mouth, the combination of crunchiness and melt in your mouth deliciousness is certainly going to make an impression. I have to admit, these homemade butter cookies found in this recipe are easily going to overshadow anything from a toll House cookie to a snickerdoodle.
Perhaps one of my favorite parts about this recipe is not the fact that you get a delicious cookie at the end, it’s the fact that you can make them quickly and easily. When I am in the mood for a cookie, this is my go-to recipe.
9 oz (250g) butter, room temperature
1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
2 cups (250g) flour
1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Place butter in a bowl and use a hand mixer to mix until creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue mixing for another 12 minutes until the mixture becomes white and creamy.
3. Using a spatula incorporate flour into the butter mixture until completely combined.
4. Transfer the batter into a piping bag fitted with a 1M (½ inch-1 cm) star tip.
5. Form cookies on the prepared baking sheets.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the base begins to brown.
7. Let the cookies cool completely on a cooling rack before serving.