3-Ingredient Butter Cookies Recipe

3-Ingredient Butter Cookies Recipe

2020-12-24
3.5 Stars (285 Voters)
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Learn how to make the easiest butter cookies with only 3 ingredients that you already have. These butter cookies are so delicious and they melt in your mouth! This recipe is super easy and anyone can make it at home.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
50
PREP TIME
1 Hour
WORK TIME
20 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS
    • 1 cup (230g) Butter, softened
    • 2 cups (250g) Flour
    • 2/3 cup (85g) Powdered sugar

    Optional additions:

    • Vanilla extract
    • Salt
    • Sugar for coating
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour and mix until combined. If the dough is too soft, add 2-3 tablespoons of flour
  3. 2 ways to shape the cookies:
  4. Shape the dough into a disk form, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Then, roll out the dough into 1/4-inch (1/2cm) thick. Then, cut into desired shape (hearts, round, rectangle).
  5. Roll the dough into a log shape, wrap it with plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes. Then, unwrap and slice the log into 1/4-inch (1/2cm) thick slices.
  6. Transfer the cookies to the baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes, until slightly golden.
  7. Allow to cool.

Notes:

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COMMENTS (20)
  • R
    Ramya v
    4/7/2021

    I tried your recipe with exact measurements minus vanilla extract. It was super delicious.... My family loved it. Thank you very much

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  • D
    Debra Gordon
    4/21/2021

    Can the recipes be printed out??

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  • K
    Kat
    4/26/2021

    I NEVER write comments for these recipe pages but... I’m amazed. I’ve never had such good butter cookies! They’re delicate, simple, and dissolve in the mouth beautifully. I piped these in rounds because I didn’t have the patience to roll them out and it still worked great. And so easy!!!

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  • U
    Ulani Fletcher
    5/29/2021

    I tried these cookies and love them, my family loves cookies I usually store them in the freezer or chiller. How long would these last if I store them?

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  • G
    Gabriel Forcier
    12/12/2021

    in a airtight container, they last about three days :)

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  • M
    Madalyn
    6/10/2021

    How much salt and vanilla should be used?

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  • B
    Barbara Jacqueline
    8/15/2021

    I am waiting on the refrigeration part then I will roll and cut. I plan to make a hack alfajaor with these as I have a load of homemade dulce de leche spread I’ve got to use! Stay tuned!

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  • h
    hacker
    9/3/2021

    was that english-?

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  • J
    Jay
    9/2/2021

    What flour should I use?

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  • C
    Cindy
    12/12/2021

    I think its plain because optional salt

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    hacker
    9/3/2021

    i used a drizzle of maple syrup instead of the powdered suger and it worked! :D

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  • B
    Barb
    11/28/2021

    Yes I get the cracks too but trust me no one has complained! If you sift the flour, and use powdered (also sifted), plus corn starch, that’s pretty much the base alfajores! They’re so good it’s almost the texture of Mexican wedding cookies. I do love this recipe on here as well with a piping bag to make it decorative. Happy Holidays all!

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  • M
    Mary Jane Koczot
    12/10/2021

    Can I put this receipe in a cookie press?

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  • G
    Gabriel Forcier
    12/12/2021

    These cookies were AMAZING! They came out beautifully, and surprisingly looked just like the picture! They were delicious. I highly recommend these.

    Reply
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