These cookies are perhaps one of the easiest baked treats I know. They require very few basic ingredients which are almost always available in my pantry. The only reason I don’t make them more often is that I end up eating half of them even before they have had the chance to cool down completely. They have a rich buttery flavor and a lovely crumbly texture.
Traditionally, they are shaped with a cookie press but since I don’t have one I use a pastry bag with a large star tip (Wilton 1M) to shape them into bite sized stars and bigger rosettes. I also add some sprinkles since my daughters (like most kids) love them. They also love “helping” me in sprinkling the colorful sprinkles on the unbaked cookies so that they can sneakily pop a few in their mouth when I’m not looking. I get about 4 dozen bite sized stars and about 1 dozen rosettes from this recipe.
The last time I made them, I made the mistake of putting both stars and rosettes on the same baking sheet. The stars baked faster since they were smaller , leaving me with slightly under baked rosettes. So this time I remembered to bake them in separate batches.
1 cup unsalted butter ( room temperature )
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks
2 cups (260 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
22 comments on “Piped Butter Cookies”
Hi Sadaf! Thank you so much for visiting & for following back. Cookies looks so cute & tempting, perfectly baked 🙂
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Looks great! So creative with the piping bag to make the cookies! I have the same problem..i ended up eating most of what i bake.. 🙂
Yummy looking cookies…
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They looks so pretty and tempting!
bookmarking these pretty cookies thank you for sharing
looks lovely….absolute delicious presentation..
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they look tasty & very beautiful…
Wonderfully made. Bookmarking this to try out.
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These cookies look absolutely cute and yummy. Nice presentation. Would love it have a few 🙂
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I’m going to tried this out today!!
Thanks for trying the recipe.Do let me know how they turn out. You can also post a picture of your cookies on my Facebook page or email them to me and I will be glad to add them to the Members’ Pics section of my blog and Facebook page.
Thanks for sharing this recipe it really good,I just felt ithat batter needed some more sugar so i added some brown sugar may be 2 tbsp and I used only 2 cups of flour as I felt that wont be able to use it in my cookie press.My cookies my came out really good and were gone real quick:))
Hi !! Afshan I posted this recipe on my blog ,thanks for sharing
What should the end consistency look like? When I was done mixing, I ended up with a ball of dough. Should it be softer?
Thanks – would love to see a step by step with pictures!
Sorry for the late response. The consistency should be that of very soft dough.I shall try and post step by step pics soon. Thanks for stopping by.
Excellent cookie. Cross between spritz and shortbread.