What Is an Easy Butter Cookie Recipe?


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To make butter cookies, a cook combines butter, sugar, flour, egg, vanilla and baking soda in a large bowl. He bakes the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then decorates them with icing or other edible toppings if desired.

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What Is an Easy Butter Cookie Recipe?
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To make butter cookies, the cook preheats the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. He uses a hand mixer set on medium to combine 1/2 cup of softened butter, 3/4 cup of sugar and an egg. He then scrapes the sides of the bowl during the mixing process to ensure the ingredients are properly incorporated.

After the ingredients are well-combined, the cook adds 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture. He mixes the ingredients thoroughly and begins shaping the dough into 1-inch balls.

The cook places the shaped dough onto a baking sheet, allowing 2 inches of space between each cookie. He dips the bottom of a glass in sugar, and presses down on the dough with the sugared glass to flatten the dough. He then bakes the cookies at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes and transfers the baked cookies to a cooling rack. Cooled cookies can be decorated or frosted, dusted with powder sugar or dipped in icing and sprinkles before serving.

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