The Ultimate Butter Cookies

The Ultimate Butter Cookies

 

Happy Holidays. I hope this post finds you well. We are only a few sleep nights from Christmas. I find myself each year indulging in these decadent butter cookies, so I am finally sharing the recipe.Happy Holidays. I hope this post finds you well. We are only a few sleep nights from Christmas. I find myself indulging each year in these decadent butter cookies. I am finally sharing the recipe.Happy Holidays. I hope this post finds you well. We are only a few sleep nights from Christmas. I find myself indulging each year in these decadent butter cookies. I am finally sharing the recipe.

Happy Holidays! I hope this post finds you well. We are only a few sleep nights away from Christmas, and I wanted to share my amazing butter cookies recipe. I find myself indulging in these every Christmas season. 

butter cookies

I only cook these for Christmas as I have no self-control when it comes to them. One of the key ingredients is pure lemon extract. It breaks off the sweetness, so pairing them with a cold glass of milk or Peppermint flavored bourbon cream is oh-so-delicious. 

One key thing I have learned over the years with baking these cookies is to make them thin and to bake them on parchment paper to avoid major puffing and spreading. I think this is my best batch yet. I did a simple egg wash topping for a crispy finish.

I hope you have time to try them in the near future. They are so delicious! As always, thank you for following me on my journey. Seasons Greetings! Omniley

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Butter Cookies


  • Author: Belle Omniley
  • Total Time: 3 hours 34 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x

Description

These tender butter cookies have lots of fantastic butter and lemon flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth consistency that will make you return for more.


Ingredients

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  • 1 C butter (unsalted, room temp)
  • 1 ¼ C white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ C self-rising flour
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter, sugar, extracts, and beaten eggs using an electric mixer. Sift together salt and 2 cups of self-rising flour.
  2. Pour in flour mixture and mix until incorporated.
  3. Pour the remaining ½ cup of flour onto countertop or board and gently knead dough into flour until it is no longer sticky (add more flour if needed.
  4. Place kneaded dough in cling wrap or Ziploc bag and let chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Add a little flour to the countertop or board and roll the dough to ¼” thick with a rolling pin. Avoid overhandling dough.
  8. Cut out cookies to desired shape and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat. Cook for 8-10 minutes. During the last 2 minutes, brush with egg wash mixture (optional). Watch closely to avoid browning.
    Egg wash: 1 egg and ½ tsp white sugar
  9. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on a rack. Store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 66
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 11
  • Fat: 1
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 14
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 10

Keywords: butter cookies, cookies, dessert, holiday cookies, christmas cookies

 

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