Brilliant Basic Butter Cookies…

This recipe is a great standby recipe that you should have in your head – really you should! They are so quick to make that you can quite literally do it while the coffee is brewing. And if you have run out of eggs and you are wracking your brain for a little treat then this is it… No eggs!


Not to mention forget my usual se7en steps there is only one, well two if I push it!! Ok I will make it three!!! And with the help of Mr. Lindt four fun steps!!!!

Meet the Players:


120 g butter
30 g icing sugar
120g cake flour
2ml vanilla essence

Play the Game:

Step 1: Here you can cream the butter and sugar, then add the vanilla and finally add the flour. Or you can just mix everything together until it looks creamy.



Step 2: Roll into balls and place on the baking tray. Bake for about 10 min (usually less) at 180 degrees Celcius. They are done when they start to change to golden brown.


Step 3: Cool the cookies on the tray because they are very soft straight out the oven, basically butter.


Yum, yum you are done…

Except if you want to elaborate a bit! You can sprinkle with sprinkles, dusting sugar, hundreds and thousands… or

Step 4: Get your friend Mr Lindt… and melt carefully in the microwave.


Then dip half of each biscuit into the melted heaven and lay them out to cool.


Now you have a really professional looking pile of cookies that would make a great gift should they last a fraction of a second.


Actually, I have always wanted to say at the end of a recipe – store in an airtight container, but I have never had a single cookie last long enough!

Bon Apetito!

17 Replies to “Brilliant Basic Butter Cookies…”

  1. Hi Geraldine!!! I just wanted to say – thank you so much for stopping by and saying hi!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

  2. I love trying your recipes because I know they work! Was looking for an easy , eggless cookie recipe and heypresto!! Just curious- what’s the approximate yield for this batch?

  3. Hi Nita, So thrilled to hear that you enjoy our recipes… I haven’t made these in a while but I usually make double and bake them on three baking sheets… so a single batch would be a sheet and a half… happy baking!!!

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