Butter Cookies

These cookies are buttery and soft, melt in mouth, crisp on edges, piped using a piping bag and 1M star tip(nozzle). You can even decorate these cookies with sprinkles, or by dipping them in melted chocolate. I just like them plain and simple.
Recipe
Yield : 28 cookies
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Oven temperature : 350℉/180℃
Ingredients
  • 1 cup(230g) butter, softened at room temperature
  • ¾ cup icing sugar(powdered sugar/confectioners sugar)
  • 1 egg or flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour(maida)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tbsp milk
Steps

  • In a bowl, add softened butter and beat it for 4 minutes on medium speed with handheld electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment.
  • Add icing sugar and beat it for 2 minutes, until well combined. Scrape down the sides with spatula and mix it well.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix on medium speed until well combined. 
  • Add flour and salt, mix until crumbly. Now add milk and mix everything well.
  • Transfer the dough into a piping bag fitted with 1M large star tip(nozzle).
  • Line 2 or 3 baking sheet/tray with parchment paper or silicone mats. Or you can even pipe the dough on an ungreased baking sheet/tray without parchment paper. If using parchment paper, mark 12 circles it with a pencil or pen, flip it and line it on a baking sheet/tray.
  • Pipe the dough in 1 to 2 inch swirls, on parchment paper or on ungreased baking tray/sheet. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill the piped cookies for atleast 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 350℉/180℃.
  • Bake the cookies for 13 to 15 minutes, until golden brown on edges.
  • Let them cool completely and enjoy!
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