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Butter cookies on cooling rack

Butter cookies

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Serves 20 - 25

These easy butter cookies will melt in your mouth – they're deliciously soft and crumbly. Make and give these as a homemade edible gift

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal122
fat8g
saturates5g
carbs11g
sugars3g
fibre0.4g
protein1g
salt0.07g
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Ingredients

  • 250g salted butter softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 250g plain flour

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Beat the salted butter, vanilla and sugar together with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Sift over the flour and beat again until just combined. Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a medium star nozzle.

  • STEP 2

    Pipe the dough in small 5cm swirls on one large or two smaller baking trays lined with baking parchment, spacing them apart to allow for them to spread. Bake for 15-20 mins until pale golden.

  • STEP 3

    Leave to cool on the trays for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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