The easiest cookie recipe

The Simplest Way to Make Butter Cookies


Butter cookies, known for their rich buttery taste and soft texture, have been a beloved treat for generations. These classic cookies are perfect for enjoying with a hot beverage, gifting to loved ones, or celebrating special occasions. In this article, we'll explore the history of shortbread cookies, how to make them, their various types, cultural significance, and more.


  • 200g room temperature butter
  • 120g sugar
  • 280g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

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  1. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a bowl, mix butter and sugar until well combined.
  2. Add Vanilla Essence: Mix in the vanilla essence until incorporated.
  3. Sieve and Add Flour: Sift the flour and add it to the bowl. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. Shape the Dough: Roll the dough into a log shape and wrap it in parchment paper. Chill in the fridge for about an hour.
  5. Slice and Bake: Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Slice the chilled dough into 1 cm thick slices. Place them on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake: Bake for 11-12 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool.

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