Makes 30-35 cookies
  • Prep Time
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Additional Time
    10-12 minutes
  • Total Time
    1 hour 40-42 minutes
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup and 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup and 5 Tbsp French butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups and 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
3-Step Recipes

Seriously Simple French Butter Cookies recipe

These cookies crisp up quickly in the oven and melt instantly in your mouth!

STEP 1: MAKE THE DOUGH

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Mix butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add 2 egg yolks and the vanilla extract, and mix well. Add the flour and mix on low speed just until the dough starts to clump.

STEP 2: ROLL AND CUT

Lightly flour the counter. Use your hands to shape the dough into a big ball. Sprinkle some flour on top, then use a rolling pin to roll the dough out. Roll dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick. Use a medium round cookie cutter (about 2 inches) or lip of a glass to cut cookies. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to the baking sheet.

STEP 3: BRUSH and BAKE

Beat the remaining yolk in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the cookies with the beaten egg yolk. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, until they’re a deep golden color.

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