Classic Butter Cookies

The classic butter cookies do not have any flavor but there are many varieties that use flavors such as coconut, vanilla, and chocolate. They come in many shapes such as round, oval and square to name a few. In certain parts of the world, these cookies are served during Christmas to add to the feeling of joy and celebration.

Let us look at some simple recipes to make these delectable cookies.

Classic Butter Cookies

The following includes the list of ingredients required to make classic butter cookies.

Ingredients

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  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bowls

Method of Preparation

Let us look at the steps involved in the preparation of butter cookies.

  • Firstly, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  • Take one of the bowls. Add 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of baking powder. Mix all these ingredients well in the bowl.Take the second bowl. Mix 1 ½ cups of white sugar and 1 cup of softened butter. Mix these two ingredients until it becomes smooth and creamy. Beat one egg and add it to the mixture. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture.
  • Blend the dry ingredients into the creamy mixture.
  • Now, begin shaping the dough into balls. Put them on a cookie sheet.
  • For this recipe, the baking time is . After baking the cookies, let them cool for 2 minutes.
  • Set them on the wire racks. Your cookies are ready to be savored!

Butter Cookies with Molasses

The following list includes the ingredients required to make our second type of cookies which we are going to call, butter cookies with molasses.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup of melted margarine
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 egg

Method of Preparation

  • Take a medium sized bowl. In the bowl, mix 3/4 cup of melted margarine, 1 cup of white sugar and 1 egg. Mix all the ingredients until it is a smooth mixture.
  • In the above mixture, gently stir in 1/4 cup of molasses. Combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves and 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger. Mix all these ingredients with the molasses mixture.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to chill for about one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the dough and make small balls from it. Roll these in the remaining white sugar. Place the cookies on baking sheets, after spacing them adequately.
  • Bake the cookies for about .
  • Place them on wire racks. Your delicious cookies are ready to be served!

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Walnut Butter Cookies

Let us look at the ingredients required to make delectable walnut butter cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • pinch of salt

Method of Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. For this butter cookie recipe, you need a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan. Take the pan and grease it.
  • Pour 1 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of margarine in a bowl. Mix all these ingredients until they are smooth and then, add the egg yolk of 1 egg. Stir and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, half a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Stir all the ingredients well. Pour this mixture into the pan. Beat the egg whites. When it is frothy, spread it over the dough. Pour some more sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts over it.
  • Bake it for in the oven. Cut while it is still warm. Let it cool and remove from the pan.

French Cookies

Let us look at the ingredients required to make French cookies.

Ingredients

  • 7 eggs
  • 2 lbs dark brown sugar
  • 1 lb butter
  • 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Method of Preparation

  • Mix 2 pounds of brown sugar and one pound of butter until they become creamy.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and 7 eggs to the mixture. Stir in 6 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour.
  • Put the bowl over a hot water bath. Blend all the ingredients.
  • Shape into balls and cook in an electric galette iron for 30 seconds.

The above-mentioned butter cookie recipes are a few basic recipes to make a beginning. Once you get the hang of how to make them, you can use your own creativity to lend it your unique touch.

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