Butter Cookies. Make your celebrations extra special with these gorgeous cookies dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with festive sprinkles. Sweet and buttery, these melt-in-your-mouth treats are a must addition to your cookie collection. Easy yet impressive recipe everyone will love!
Cookies are pure indulgence, especially during the festive season. Every family has their own collection of cookie recipes, but maybe it’s time to go back to the basics and focus on perfection?
Let’s talk about the classic butter cookies. These rich, buttery cookies are perfect on their own, but a chocolatey dip and extra sprinkles bring in the festive vibes. Well, it’s all about getting a little creative in the kitchen. The plain cookies keep well for days, so these are the perfect Christmas cookies for baking and sharing this holiday season. Trust me, they are super fun to make, and you are going to love them.
How To Make Perfect Butter Cookies
To be exact, perfect ‘piped’ butter cookies. And that’s the right way to make them extra gorgeous and special. Don’t you love those beautiful swirls?
The main ingredient of this cookie recipe – butter, unsalted and softened. Make sure you choose butter that’s not salted and is very soft. This softened butter goes into a large bowl with granulated or caster sugar. Use an electric stand mixer or hand-held mixer to combine the two ingredients. The mixture needs to be pale and creamy, and this will take about 4-5 minutes.
Next, add egg and vanilla extract. Make sure the egg is at room temperature. Beat again to create a creamy mixture. At this stage, measure flour and salt, and sift into a large bowl. Add this flour mixture to the butter mixture in two batches and beat well until combined.
As I mentioned, these are piped butter cookies, so the consistency of the dough is key. To achieve that perfect consistency, you will need to mix in a little milk to the dough. I added about 4 tablespoons milk to get the right piping consistency. And that’s the dough – so simple, right?
Transfer this dough to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe your beautiful creations. The next step is the most crucial part of this recipe. Refrigerating the piped cookies for at least 30 minutes. This is how the cookies hold their shape and form those lovely swirls.
Finally, transfer the cookies to oven, bake and cool before you dip them silky smooth milk chocolate. And those festive sprinkles – add the extra touch of gorgeousness to these butter cookies.
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