Recipe: Appetizing Butter cookies

Butter cookies. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar until light and fluffy.

Butter cookies It had to be buttery, a little crumbly (like shortbread), and not too sweet. I think these are the Worlds Best Butter Cookie, courtesy of Chef Alice Medrich. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. You can have Butter cookies using 4 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Butter cookies

  1. You need 1/2 cup of butter.
  2. Prepare 1/2 cup of sugar.
  3. It’s 1 of egg.
  4. It’s 1 + 1/2 cups of Flour.

In a medium bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light. There's no leavening, so the texture is closer to a shortbread cookie. The dough is like my spritz cookies, but with a little milk to make it pipe-able. Make sure it's properly softened to room temperature before beginning.

Butter cookies step by step

  1. Mix butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg.
  3. Add flour slowly.
  4. Mix with hand and cut cereals or shapes.
  5. Then bake for 5 to10 minors in the oven at 180 degrees Centigrade.

My inspiration for these cookies came from this recipe by Melissa Clark in the New York Times. I was initially puzzled by the title, Cultured Butter Cookies, and discovered in the entertaining comment thread that I wasn't alone. Among the hundreds of rave reviews, there were many people who were unfamiliar with what exactly 'cultured butter' was. I made the ice box version because it's so quick. Used colored sugar to make them pretty.

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