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Butter Cookies

These golden treats are the epitome of simplicity and perfection, with a delicate crumb and a rich buttery flavor that will have you coming back for more. Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea or as a sweet snack, these cookies are a classic that never goes out of style!

Tasty Team
93% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Under 30 minutes


for 24 cookies


  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 g)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk
  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour (345 g), plus more for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • 2 lb powdered sugar (1 kg)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 14 oz condensed milk (395 g)
  • food coloring, of your choice

For Decorating

  • sprinkles, of your choice
  • 1 cup candy (200 g), of choice

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 397
  • Fat 13g
  • Carbs 68g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 55g
  • Protein 2g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Cream together with an electric hand mixer until the butter is light and fluffy,
  3. Add the egg and milk, and continue beating until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat to combine until the dough comes together.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to ¼-inch (¾ cm) thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters of your choice. Re-roll the excess dough and cut out more shapes until all of the dough is used. Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart.
  7. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the cookies are firm around the edges but still soft at the centers. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Make the frosting: In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and condensed milk. Beat with an electric hand mixer until creamy and smooth. Divide the frosting between smaller bowls and add food coloring, if desired.
  9. Decorate the cookies with the frosting, sprinkles, and candies.
  10. Enjoy!
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