Butter Cookies Recipe

You might want to double the quantity of my German butter cookies recipe because I can assure they they will be eaten in no time.

Very plain looking, but these delectable cookies have such a buttery taste they simply melt in your mouth.

Believe me they are addictive, laden with calories, but who cares!

Decorate the butter cookies with a chocolate glaze, with sprinkles, a dusting of powder sugar or just leave them plain.

The butter cookies will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight tin.

The recipe will make about 40 cookies.

Melt In Your Mouth Butter Cookies

125g butter
50g powder sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
1 tsp cream
75g flour
60g cornstarch (cornflour)
chocolate glaze

Preheat the oven to 180 dregrees C. Lightly grease 2 baking trays and line with baking paper.

In a bowl mix the soft butter, vanilla sugar and powder sugar with a hand mixer until light and creamy.

Add the grated lemon and cream and mix again.

Lastly add the sifted cornstarch and flour and beat to a smooth dough.

Put the dough in a piping bag with a star nozzle (1 1/2 cm) and pipe 4 cm long stips onto the baking sheet. Bake the butter cookies for about 15 minutes until a golden brown. Leave to cool on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Decorate the cookies as you like.

The cookies are great to give as gifts at christmas time or all year round in fact. Line a pretty tin or box with parchment paper, fill with cookies and secure with ribbon. A great gift for friends, relatives, teacher appreciation, neighbours or school fetes.

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Zachary - USA

Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!

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