Butter Cookies


110 gms unsalted butter
1/4th cup powdered sugar
3/4th cup all purpose flour
A pinch of salt
2-3 drops vanilla essence


1. Firstly in a large bowl, take softened butter. Whisk or beat the butter for a minute.
2. Add in the powdered sugar and continue to whisk/beat it. Whisk/beat the mixture till it turns smooth and whitish.
3. Further add in all purpose flour and salt. (Do not add salt if you're using salted butter as the butter already contains salt).
4. Mix it with the help of a spatula. Without applying much pressure gather the dough together to get a soft texture.
5. Pinch a small ball sized dough and smoothen it. Press gently with the help of a fork to get some design. Similarly prepare the remaining dough cookies.
6. Place the cookies over a greased baking tray. You may also use baking sheet and place the cookies over them.
7. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 mins. Bake the cookies for 15-20 mins or till the cookies turn slight golden brown at 180 degree Celsius.
8. The cookies are initially soft but they turn crispy and crunchy once cooled.
9. The butter cookies are ready to be served with hot tea/hot milk/hot coffee. You can also store them in an airtight container for about 2 weeks.