Melt in Your Mouth Butter Cookies Recipe

2019-12-07
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4 Stars

32 Voters
These butter cookies have many different names (Danish butter cookies/melting moments/Pastisetas and more). It doesn't matter how you call these cookies, one thing is certain, these rich cookies are melting in your mouth. These butter cookies are perfect as Christmas cookies and they are really easy to make and doesn’t contain any eggs (eggless recipe).
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
34
PREP TIME
1 Hour
WORK TIME
15 Minutes
INGREDIENTS
    • 1 cup (230g) Butter, room temperature
    • 2/3 cup (85g) powdered sugar
    • 1½ cups +1 tbsp (200g) All-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup (45g) Cornstarch
    • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 340˚F (170˚C). Line two baking sheeting with parchment paper.

2. Place butter, vanilla extract and sugar in a large bowl, beat until incorporated, light and fluffy.

3. Sift in flour, cornstarch and salt in two batches. Mix until combined.

4. Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip. Pipe the dough into 2-inch circles.

5. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

6. Bake, one pan at a time, until light golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before storing or serving.

Notes:

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up 3-4 days.
  • You can freeze the cookies for a month.

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COMMENTS (5)
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    Cathy
    12/8/2019

    I made these tonight. They were super easy to make. The flavor was great. My cookie press wasn't working right, so I used a small (1 1/2") ice cream scoop, then press them down a bit with my potato masher. I am adding these to my cookie trays this year. I baked them 12 min. at 340°. Yield: 24 cookies.

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    Gina
    12/9/2019

    I tried making these butter cookies and they were delicious. I'm just wondering why my cookies do not get brown on the sides even I added more baking time? 17 minutes to be exact. On what rack should I put my cookie sheet inside the oven? For now I put it on the third rack.

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    Cathy
    12/14/2019

    Hi Gina. I noticed that the color and weight of the cookie sheets make a difference. (The lighter the weight and the darker the pan, the quicker they brown.) I always place the cookie sheet in the middle of the oven. I just keep checking them when it's close to the time. I hope this helps.

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    Cassandra
    12/23/2019

    I just made these cookies and they came out GREAT! I decorated my cookies with colored sugar. Please try!

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  • S
    Syahz
    12/26/2019

    This recipe is true to its title.. melt in our mouth. Butter cookies has always been my kids favorites. The cookies brown perfectly after 15 mins in the oven. I use a wide star nozzle and the cookies turn out to big😅

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