3-Ingredient Butter Cookies Recipe

3-Ingredient Butter Cookies Recipe

2020-12-24
3.5 Stars (125 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:

  • Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.
  • If the cookies are too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes before baking.

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COMMENTS (5)
  • 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

    Reply
  • D
    Debra Gordon
    4/21/2021

    Can the recipes be printed out??

    Reply
  • 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!!!

    Reply
  • 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?

    Reply
  • M
    Madalyn
    6/10/2021

    How much salt and vanilla should be used?

    Reply
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