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December 14, 2023 3 min read

Welcome to the sweet symphony of baking! Today, we're diving into the world of pure delight with our delectable Butter Cookies recipe. These melt-in-your-mouth treats are the epitome of comfort and joy. So, tie on your apron and let's create a batch of heavenly buttery goodness!

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes

  • Diet: Vegetarian

  • Cuisine: American

  • Category: Dessert, Baking

  • Servings: Approximately 36 cookies

Melting Magic!

The secret to the melt-in-your-mouth texture of butter cookies lies in the high butter content. Butter has a lower melting point than some other fats, which gives the cookies their tender and crumbly consistency. This "melting magic" is what makes butter cookies so irresistible and keeps people coming back for more. It's a testament to the simple yet enchanting alchemy that happens in the oven.

Butter Cookies Nutrition

Calories: 120 kcal

Protein: 1g

Carbohydrates: 12g

Fat: 8g

Saturated Fat: 5g

Fiber: 0.5g

Sodium: 30mg

Allergens: Contains dairy (butter) and gluten (all-purpose flour)


Butter cookies, known as "smørkager" in Denmark, have a rich history. They gained worldwide popularity thanks to the iconic blue tin produced by the Danish company Royal Dansk. These tins, filled with assorted butter cookies, became synonymous with holiday traditions and are now a global symbol of sweet indulgence. Despite their Danish origin, butter cookies have become a beloved treat enjoyed by people of various cultures around the world.

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Get ready to transform your kitchen into a magical bakery!

Step 2: Cream the Butter and Sugar

In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. This step is all about creating a velvety texture, so don't rush it!

Softened Butter is Key!

Ensure your butter is properly softened before creaming it with sugar. Softened butter incorporates more air into the dough, resulting in a lighter and fluffier texture. Leave the butter at room temperature for about 30-60 minutes before starting the recipe.

Step 3: Add Vanilla Magic

Stir in the pure vanilla extract. Let the vanilla weave its magic and infuse the dough with a hint of heavenly aroma.

Step 4: Sift and Mix

In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the buttery goodness, stirring gently to form a cohesive dough. The goal here is a dough that's smooth and irresistible.

Step 5: Shape into Irresistible Rounds

Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of the dough and roll them into adorable little rounds. Pro tip: enlist the help of your kitchen elves for this step; it's twice the fun!

Uniform Cookie Sizes!

For even baking, ensure that your cookie rounds are of similar sizes. Use a cookie scoop or measure the dough with a tablespoon to maintain consistency. This ensures that all cookies bake evenly and finish at the same time.


Step 6: Arrange on Baking Sheets

Place your cookie rounds on parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving enough space between them to allow for some cookie magic to happen. Press each round gently with a fork for that classic butter cookie pattern.

Step 7: Bake to Perfection

Pop your cookie-filled sheets into the preheated oven and let the magic unfold. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn a delightful golden brown. Keep an eye on them – you wouldn't want to miss the moment of perfection!

Step 8: Cool and Indulge

Once out of the oven, let your butter cookies cool on wire racks. The anticipation is part of the experience. Once cooled, it's time to indulge in the symphony of sweetness you've created. Share with loved ones for an extra sprinkle of joy.

Bonus Tip:

For an extra touch of elegance, you can drizzle melted chocolate over your butter cookies or sprinkle them with a dusting of powdered sugar. Get creative and make these treats your own!


There you have it, the recipe for our irresistible Butter Cookies. Baking these little bites of happiness is like orchestrating a sweet symphony in your kitchen. Enjoy the blissful aroma, savor every bite, and share the love with those around you.

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Happy baking, cake enthusiasts!

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