Saturday, 24 August 2013

Homemade Butter Cookies


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I really like the plain butter cookies that are sold in stores. What I don't like though are the many ingredients put in these cookies. I decided that I try and attempt to make these. I went on the hunt for recipes. I don't know what it is, however when I do find a recipe that would seem to be okay I always feel a need to make a change or two. I usually tend to decrease the amount sugar or salt since I find that these are usually measured out more than is really needed. Tampering with a recipe can at times work out well and other times may lead to a disaster.

This is a quick and easy recipe. Ingredients are basic and easily found in most kitchens. The result is a great tasting butter cookie. This cookie is a little more on the softer side as compared to the ones found in stores. It still goes great with a cup of hot coffee or tea.


1 cup butter softened

1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/3 cup all purpose white flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. * I used a mixer.

2. Beat in the egg and stir in the vanilla.

3. Combine the flour and salt and add to the sugar mixture.
4. Cover the dough and chill for at least one hour. At the same time chill pans.

5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

6. Roll into spoon sized balls and place on pans. Use a fork and press down on each cookie slightly.

8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown at the edges. Remove from pans and cool.

Serve and enjoy!


I love butter cookies but I've never made my own! Thanks for sharing, I'll give it a try.

Yum. I am a very basic cook, but these look doable! I absolutely love butter cookies~ they are my weakness! I am pinning! Thanks!

Hi! Bismah, Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I love meeting new friends. These cookies look delicious. Your son is so lucky to have a talented mother like you. I will be following you too with GFC and Pinterest. Have a wonderful day!

Hi Bismah. Looks good! Every time I make cookie, I always leave them in a little too long. For some reason, I think that they need a couple more minutes to make sure they're done. Then, when I take them out and turn them over, they have browned too much on the bottom. Butter cookies are ones that I haven't attempted to make yet. Peanut butter are my favorite to make. Liking the little design on the top of those.

Make It Or Fix It Yourself!

My kids LOVE these kind of cookies! I am gonna give this a try. Thanks for sharing it Bismah! :)

Hi Bismah, Thanks for your visit & following along! I can't wait to get to know you better. Feel free to share your recipes or... on my weekly link up too! Have a great rest of your week! Theresa @DearCreatives

To be quite honest I was afraid to try making my own. I was expecting a long and complicated process. It was far from it!!!

Yes please give this a try. They are so yummy and easy to make!!!

Hi Denise!
Thank you so much for stopping by and following back.
Have a wonderful day as well :)

They are Judy!
Thank you for shopping by :)

Hi Sharon!
For the longest time I had the same problem of leaving cookies to bake a little too long. I finally got myself to change my ways. Old habbits for me can be so hard to break.
I also love peanut butter cookies :)

Hi Chris!
Thank you! I am sure you're kids will love these.
Thanks for shopping by :)

Hi Theresa!
Thank you for stopping by.
I will be sure to check out your link ups.
Have a wonderful week :)

Hi Bismah I gave your recipe a shout out this week on the blog! Feel free to grab a featured button if you have a spot for one or just pop by & hope to see you again soon either way! Theresa @DearCreatives

Hi Theresa! Thank you so much!!! This is my first feature ever! I appreciate the opportunity! Looking forward to linking up again.
Have a great weekend :)

My husband loves these type of cookies and I haven't made them so I guess I need to save this recipe :)

Hi Alison!
This recipe is so easy and makes delicious cookies. I was skeptical at first but in the end was very happy with the results :)