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French Butter Cookies



  • Serves 12
  • Cooks in 27 mins (15m prep + 12m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

French style cookies | Can’t be macarons | Needs to be cookies

local_grocery_store Ingredients

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  1. 1.In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. 2.Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
  3. 3.In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and salt.
  4. 4.Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until a dough forms.
  5. 5.Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a log, about 2 inches in diameter.
  6. 6.Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
  7. 7.Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. 8.Slice the chilled dough logs into 1/4-inch thick rounds and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. 9.Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden.
  10. 10.Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. 11.Once cooled, store the French butter cookies in an airtight container.
  12. 12.Enjoy these buttery delights with a cup of tea or coffee!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightMake sure the butter is softened to room temperature for easy creaming.
  • chevron_rightChill the dough logs thoroughly to maintain their shape while baking.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to add a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a drizzle of melted chocolate on top of the cookies for extra decadence.