Monday, October 4, 2010

Butter Cookies


I started my baking journey with butter cookies in July 2009. That was a harder dough that can be shaped with roller and hand. This round, I'm trying a different recipe with the softer dough so that I can play around with my pastry decorating tool. After I completed this huge batch of cookies, I regret that i didn't invest a better tool. The cheap tool that I got was not user friendly at all, and I had a hard time squeezing the dough from the small container. Oh, tiring job!

Anyway, mission accomplished. I managed to share the cookies with some friends over the weekend.


Butter Cookies 

Ingredients:
250g salted butter at room temp
320g plain flour
140g Castor sugar
2 eggs
1tsp Vanilla essence

Steps:
1. Beat butter and sugar till smooth and fluffy.
2. Add egg and vanilla essence and mix well.
3. Combine the batter with sifted flour to form a soft dough.
4. Fridge the dough for 15 minutes.
5. Put dough into the pastry decorating container with a star tip.
6. Squeeze and shape the dough on a lined baking tray.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C for 15 minutes or until golden yellow.
8. Cool before storing in a airtight container.

27 comments:

The Food Hunter said...

Will be making these soon. They look yummy!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Butter cookies were my first cookies. I made them when I was 14.
It was a recipe given by my neighbour. I made them so often, my friends began to complain. Then I stopped making them for a long long time.

Priya said...

Cute and prefect looking cookies..

Joanne said...

I've always wanted to make cookies like this! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

MaryMoh said...

I can never resist a good butter cookies. I love the buttery smell. Yours looks very pretty and delicious. Would love to try sometime. Thanks very much for sharing.

Little Inbox said...

The Food Hunter, ok, I hope you'll like it.

wendy, 14 years old? wow! At that age, I still rely on my mom to prepare bento for me, hehehe...

Priya, thanks.

Joanne, no problem, I hope you'll like it.

MaryMoh, feel free to give it a try!

ICook4Fun said...

Love love butter cookies. Like Wendy butter cookies were my first cookies too. I overbeat it and it turn out so soft and I kept on adding flour to it and in the end they were as hard as a rock. And my poor dad ate it without any complaint ha ha..

Pam said...

They sound great! I'm always looking for a good butter cookie recipe, especially for the holidays coming up. Thanks for the recipe!

Anncoo said...

I also love butter cookies. Will not wait until Christmas ;DD

pigpigscorner said...

Butter cookies anytime!

Little Inbox said...

ICook4Fun, haha, at least you remember the first experience forever, and you learned from it too. :)

Pam, no problem, feel free to give it a try!

Anncoo, this can be made anytime. I made this after my working hour, on last Friday night.

pigpigscorner, yes. Luckily I just kept some for myself, otherwise, I tend to over-eat, hahaha...

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noobcook said...

Your butter cookies look awesome! you're getting better and better at baking :)

tigerfish said...

This is like a classic. But whenever I open up a round tin of Danish butter cookies, I usually pick those cookies with raisins first, then leave the butter cookies for the last. I wonder why...hee hee

New Kid on the Blog said...

oh i wish to hv it!!!! :(

Cherine said...

Your butter cookies look pretty and yummy!

choi yen said...

very nice looking indeed~

Stella said...

Ooh, these look so rich and delicious! The shape is so pretty too...

Little Inbox said...

noobcook, oh thank you! I had a hard time baking this batch, but I pick up the skill while doing this.

tigerfish, I tend to choose the certain type of cookie too. :)

New Kid, too bad, no more left, hehe...

Little Inbox said...

Cherine, thanks.

Choi Yen, thank you!

Stella, thanks to you!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Hey, I had similar problems as you did when I first started piping ... You should really invest in VERY good pastry bags and couplers and piping tips! Seriously, piping is a therapeutic thing to do ... like making bread!

Your cookies look really good! Keep it up! You can both cook and bake really well!

BigFATcook said...

Hey! Aren't these called SABLES???
They're so good ans soft.. just melt in my mouth. Yummy :)))

Greets from Big Fat Cook

Food For Tots said...

Well done, my dear. Another success story from you. Keep it up! Your cookies look fantastic! Sure a great hit if you make some for CNY! ;)

Little Inbox said...

Pei-Lin, I will continue to search for better tools. :)

BigFATcook,my cookies doesn't have the sandy texture, so it's not sables.

LK,thank you for your support. :)

Yummy Koh said...

I like butter cookies too. Yours looks look cute with the swirls. That reminds me Christmas is round the round ... time to plan for Christmas baking ...

Anonymous said...

This look amazing! :D But can i know how many cookies can you bake from this recipe? Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

helo. im interested to make butter cookies by this recipe. can i use press cookie if dont hav piping bag? Thanks !

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