There are some baked goods that instantly remind you of the holiday season. Butter cookies are one of them. The sweet and saccharine treats are the perfect way to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. No matter how many baked goods one can have and enjoy, there is always a bountiful amount of space for cookies!
In contrast to popular belief, baking butter cookies at home is quite an easy task. The trick for the best butter cookies recipe is to use the right amount of ingredients and bake the cookies at a particular temperature. Bored on a weekend and craving something sweet? Follow our simple and easy recipe and bake yourself the most mouth watering and soft butter cookies at home to satisfy the cookie monster inside of you!
- All purpose flour: two and a half cup
- Kosher Salt: one teaspoon
- Unsalted butter: one cup/ two sticks (keep it at room temperature for about an hour before baking till its soft to touch but not melted)
- Granulated sugar: two third cup
- Large egg: one
- Egg yolk: one (for brushing)
- Pure vanilla extract: one teaspoon
- Firstly, preheat the oven to 375° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside two separate bowls filled with coarse sugar.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter and one bowl of sugar together till it forms a light, fluffy texture. It’s preferred if you use a hand mixer for this step. Add egg and vanilla extract to the mixture.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients like flour, salt and baking powder. Slowly and gradually, add the flour mixture to the cream mixture one cup at a time. Keep mixing till all ingredients have emulsified together in dough form and mix the remaining bowl of sugar in it. Knead the dough carefully into small smooth balls or use a cookie scooper to make it easier.
- Place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and flatten the dough about one fourth inches, the size of a hockey puck.
- In a small bowl, beat egg yolk mixed with two teaspoons of water. Use the fork teeth to give the cookies a crosshatch pattern and brush them with egg wash.
- Bake for ten to twelve minutes, until the edges begin to turn golden. Do not over bake the cookies. Once you take them out, let the cookies cool down and serve.
Are all cookies the same?
NO! Many people assume that all cookies are the same varying in color and sizes. The truth is that they’re all different. There are three common types, the Shortbread, Butter and Sugar Cookies. Shortbread Cookies have more amount of flour as compared to the other two and tend to crumble once the mixture is combined.Sugar Cookies have the highest flour to butter ratio and are sturdy for molding and cutting. Butter Cookies have a higher amount of fat or butter, flour, and sugar which helps them hold their shape better and are easier in rolling and cutting. At Hawaiianish, we offer the best butter mochi for sale that will leave you hungry for more!