My Favourite Butter Cookie Recipe

Jackson, MS 39201, USA

39201

FAQ: Why my cookies flattened while baking in the oven? It might be due to the butter’s condition. The consistency is very important if you’re piping these cookies. Solution: You can fold in 1 or 2 tbsp of flour, then check if the consistency is slightly thickened. Do not over add the flour. Another way is after piping, you can pop them into the fridge for about 30min, just to hardened it a little, then bake it. If you find after adding 1 or 2 tbsp of flour is comfortable you can bake it straight away.

Ingredients: this recipe yields about 20-22 cookies

113g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened

60g (1/4 cup+1 tbsp) fine sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 egg yolk

1 tbsp heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla extract 125g (1 cup) cake flour

16g (2 tbsp) cornstarch

Piping tip:  1M

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven at 170°C/340°F.

2. In a large bowl, add the room temp (or softened) butter. Add sugar and salt. Mix them using a spatula so that the sugar the fly out. Then switch to an electric mixer. Mix until creamy, pale and fluffy.

3. Add the yolk, cream and vanilla extract. Mix till combined.

4. Sift the cake flour and cornstarch in 2 batches. Fold in using a spatula. Sift the remaining dry ingredients until the flour disappear.

5. Transfer the dough into a piping bag. I am using 1M tip. Double up the piping bag if yours is thin like mine. A thin piping bag will cause breaking of the bag. Also it will ease your piping.

6. Bake in preheated oven at 170°C/340°F for about 15-18 min. For 15min, the cookies might be softer than 18min bake, so it really depending on how crispy you desire your cookies to be.

7. Let it cool completely.

8. Cookies are ready to serve.

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