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Butter Biscuit |Shortbread Cookies| Butter Cookies (Eggless)

Melt in mouth buttery biscuit are so addictive. This Shortbread cookies are egg-less and it can be prepared without Whisk or Mixer. Perfect for holiday treats.
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Course: Cokies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • All-purpose flour/ Maida - 1 cup
  • Butter- 1/3 cup softened in room temperature
  • Powdered sugar - 1/3 cup tightly pressed
  • Salt - pinch


  • In a wide mixing bowl take 1/2 cup of softened room temperature butter and 1/3 cup of tightly pressed powdered sugar
  • Combine the butter and sugar well with your hands or whisk or electric mixer until the mixture turns creamy and fluffy
  • Make sure you use room temperature softened butter, As cold butter is difficult to bind. I prefer to keep the butter outside the fridge for atleast 3 hours
  • Gradually add flour and knead the dough gently with the hand or a mixer. Avoid over kneading
  • After the dough comes together roll the dough into a cylinder of your desired thickness
  • Cover the dough with a cling wrap and refrigerate the dough for at least one hour or overnight or until the dough turns firm. I generally keep it for one hour
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line the cookie tray with parchment paper. Grease it with butter/baking spray
  • Remove the cling wrap and cut the dough about 1/2 inch thick and spread it onto a baking sheet
  • Gently press the cookie and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until it is slightly golden brown on the bottom side
  • Initially, Cookies look underdone but they turn fine as they cool down. Tasty butter cookies are ready


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  1. Adjust sugar according to your taste. If you prefer sweet cookies use 1/2 cup
  2. Vanilla extract/cardamom powder or any other flavoring of your choice can be used but even without any additional flavoring cookies tastes good on it's own 
  3. You can also make the cookies without resting but it might not hold the shape
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