Soft Butter Cookies:

Soft butter cookies are the epitome of comfort in the world of desserts. These tender, buttery morsels practically melt in your mouth, offering a moment of pure indulgence. Whether you’re baking them for a special occasion or just craving a little sweetness, these soft butter cookies are the perfect treat.


For the Soft Butter Cookies:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For Rolling and Decorating (Optional):

  • Granulated sugar or colored sugar crystals
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Cream the Butter and Sugar

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the room temperature unsalted butter and granulated sugar until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.

Step 3: Add the Egg and Vanilla Extract

  1. Beat in the large egg and pure vanilla extract until well combined.

Step 4: Combine Dry Ingredients

  1. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 5: Mix the Dough

  1. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms.

Step 6: Roll and Decorate

  1. If you’d like to roll and decorate your cookies, place a small amount of granulated sugar or colored sugar crystals, sprinkles, chocolate chips, or chopped nuts in separate bowls.
  2. Roll portions of the dough into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter).
  3. Roll the dough balls in your chosen decoration to coat them evenly. Place them on the prepared baking sheets.

Step 7: Flatten the Cookies

  1. Using the bottom of a glass or a fork, gently press down on each cookie to flatten it slightly.

Step 8: Bake the Cookies

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.

Step 9: Cool and Enjoy

  1. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes.
  2. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Once the cookies are cool, enjoy them with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage.


Soft butter cookies are a simple pleasure that brings warmth and comfort to any occasion. With their melt-in-your-mouth texture and subtle buttery flavor, these cookies are sure to become a family favorite. Whether you keep them plain or get creative with your decorations, soft butter cookies offer a moment of sweet delight in every bite.

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