Quick & Easy Butter Cookies

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These Quick & Easy Butter Cookies are just that. So easy to make in very little time. There are only 5 ingredients too, which keeps things simple. But don’t let that fool you, they taste very good indeed.

I want to use these particular recipe for cookies to accompany a dessert that I will soon be making. So this is just a trial. But they are so good as a standalone cookie too, pairing perfectly with a cup of tea, or coffee.

As I mentioned there are only 5 ingredients, which are flour, butter, ground almonds, sugar and a little salt. Those are ingredients that most bakers will already have on hand.

Quick & Easy Butter Cookies

Process for Quick & Easy Butter Cookies

As you might expect, from the title, making the cookies is both quick and easy. Simply mix the flour, almonds and salt together. Then cream the butter and sugar together and add those dry ingredients in. Stir everything together until it starts to clump and then squeeze it into a dough.

Divide the dough into 20g(3/4 oz) balls and place them on a baking tray. Then bake them at 160C/320F for between 14 and 16 minutes, until they just begin to take on some colour.

That’s all there is to it. The cookies are ready to eat in less than an hour. What could be better?

My Cookies

Quick & Easy Butter Cookies

I let my cookies bake for 16 minutes then took them out of the oven. After resting on the baking trays for 5 minutes I carefully transferred them to a wire rack to cool.

That didn’t take long either, and I was ready for a taste. The cookies almost melted in the mouth with such a lovely buttery flavour. Perfect with my cup of tea.

Just as an aside, you can also freeze the dough balls and bake them later, increasing the baking time a little. You can also just prepare them and chill them until just before you need them. The about an hour before you need them simply bake as many as you wish.

Quick & Easy Butter Cookies – Video

Another very easy recipe is Crustless Quiche – Quick & Easy.

Quick & Easy Butter Cookies

Recipe by geoffcooCourse: Biscuits, CookiesCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 200g(1 1/3 cups, based on scooping packed flour into a 250ml cup) plain flour

  • 200g(12 tbsp) softened unsalted butter

  • 100g(1/2 cup) caster sugar

  • 40g(6 1/2 tbsp) ground almonds

  • 3g(1/2 tsp) salt


  • Preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan/320F and line a couple of baking trays with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • Mix the flour, ground almonds and salt together.
  • In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir it in until everything starts to clump together.
  • Use your hands to squeeze it into a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into small balls, about 20g (3/4 oz) each and place them on the baking trays, leaving a gap between each.
  • Use the tines of a fork, or similar, to press on the balls to make a pattern, if you wish.
  • Bake the cookies for about 16 minutes, until they just begin to colour a little.
  • Allow the cookies to rest on the baking trays for 5 minutes then carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • You can chill the dough balls, or even freeze them, for baking later too.

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