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Homemade Butter Cookies

Don't forget to make these crunchy homemade Danish Butter Cookies over Christmas!

December 21, 2021
Butter CookiesPhoto By Petite Gourmets
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 12 mins
Total 27 mins

Butter Cookies Recipe Video



  1. Mix the butter, sugar, and salt until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg yolks to the butter mixture and mix until all the ingredients are combined.
  3. Add vanilla extract to the mixture.
  4. Then add the flour little by little and keep mixing. Mix well until a perfect paste is formed.
  5. Roll the dough into a log-shaped structure. Wrap it in parchment paper and then let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  6. Once the dough gets cooled off, take it out from the fridge.
  7. Take some of the powdered sugar and sprinkle it on a clean surface. Now unwrap the dough and roll it evenly on the sugar.
  8. With the help of cookie cutters, cut out the rolled dough.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place them securely. Don’t overcrowd the baking tray. If you want, brush a very thin layer of butter on the cutouts and sprinkle some more powdered sugar over them.
  10. Put the baking tray into the oven and bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes at 350 °F.
  11. Once the surface gets the golden brown color, your cookies are done.
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. After that transfer to a cooling wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Butter Cookies
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Protein 3 g6%
Total Fat 8 g10.3%
Cholesterol 34 mg11.3%
Sodium 80 mg3.5%
Potassium 30 mg0.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Measure the flour before mixing it with the butter mixture. The wrong amount of flour will make the cookie dough too firm, which will later ruin the texture of the cookies. Measure the flour with a measuring cup and add a small amount at a time. Mix very well to get the perfect consistency.
  • You can also use the regular sugar if you don’t want a crunchy crust for your cookies.
  • If you want a more crispy cookie, then, leave the baking sheet in the oven after turning it off and keep the microwave door slightly open after baking. This will help to dehydrate the cookies which will further make the cookies more crunchy yet perfectly tasty.
  • The vanilla extract you are using must be original so that you get the exact sweetness and flavor of vanilla in your cookies.
  • You can use any cookie cutter or any shape of your choice to cut the cookies. You can use a Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter for this recipe, which makes your cookies look more delicious and festive for this holiday season.
  • You can also use cookie stamps to make various shapes of butter cookies if you don’t have a specially shaped cookie cutter.
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One of the classic Christmas cookies, Butter Cookies have a melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Butter cookies are nearly everyone’s favorite. These vanilla and almond flavored sweet-salty snacks are easy to make.

Try this Butter Cookie recipe for your family on Christmas and other special occasions. Enjoy these perfect butter cookies with a cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy your meal.

What Are Butter Cookies?

Butter cookie is a dessert that originated in Denmark. It is made with the finest butter which melts in your mouth and gives you a salty-sweet-buttery smooth experience. Other ingredients can be added to the dough such as sugar, egg, and flour. Butter cookies are extremely easy to make. But the most important thing is that you cannot over bake this cookie with anything less than perfection.

What to Serve with Butter Cookies?

Butter cookies are great to be eaten alone. But if you wanna grab something with it, a cup of coffee or tea will be a great combo. Enjoy your breakfast with these super delicious butter cookies or make your reading experience extra-special with a cup of coffee or tea joined with a butter cookie that makes you snuggle up to the moment.

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How to Store Butter Cookies?

Homemade butter cookies are much tastier than store-bought ones. And using some simple tricks you can keep them for a long time. The best way to store your butter cookies is to keep them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Butter cookies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Just wrap it in an airtight container. It will stay fresh for up to 3 days at room temperature.

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