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.
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 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Butter cookies
- Prepare 240 gm of butter, (2cups) (sofetned).
- It’s 240 gm of flour.
- You need 60 gm of powedered sugar (1\3) cup (sift it well).
- Prepare of Vanilla.
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 instructions
- In a large bowl cream the butter for 10 mins.
- Add powedered sugar to butter and cream for 3 mins.
- Add vanilla and whisk.
- Add flour on 4 times, beat well each time.
- Now bring the pastry bag and add the dough into it, star tip (med size).
- Glance your pan with butter and start designing your buiscuit.
- Leave your pans for a complete night in the fridge, by day, make oven on 180 celesius for 10 mins or till come light brown from bottom.
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.