, known as Brysslkex
and Dutch biscuits
, are unleavened cookies consisting of butter
. They are often categorized as a "crisp cookie" due to their texture, caused in part because of the quantity of butter and sugar. It is generally necessary to chill the dough to enable proper manipulation and handling. Butter cookies at their most basic have no flavoring, but they are often flavored with vanilla
. They also come in a variety of shapes such as circles, squares and ovals, and appearances, including marbled, checkered or plain. In some parts of the world such as European countries and North America
these are often served around Christmas
Friberg, Bo. The Professional Pastry Chef. 4th. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002.