3-Ingredient Butter Cookie Recipe

3-Ingredient Butter Cookie Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Growing up, I have always loved butter cookies. They are sweet and buttery just how I like them. This time, instead of buying a pack from the store, I wanted to try to bake them at home. I was so happy I found this 3-ingredient butter cookie recipe by The Cooking Foodie on Youtube. The steps are so easy to follow and the cookies turned out really good. You have to make these too! Read on for the whole instructions.



  • 1 cup of butter (softened)
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2/3 cup of powdered sugar

This recipe makes about 25 cookies

Optional addition for flavor and coating

  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • sugar


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Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. Next, line a baking tray with parchment paper then set it aside.

Step 2:

In a large bowl, put 1 cup of softened butter. Next, sift the powdered sugar into the bowl to remove some lumps. Beat them well until light and fluffy using a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Step 3:

Add the flour in two batches. Mix until combined. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of flour if the dough is too soft.

3-Ingredient Butter Cookies Recipe Steps
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Step 4:

Shape the cookies. There are 2 ways to do this: (1) Shape the dough into a disk form then wrap it in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator and refrigerate for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove it from the fridge and roll out the dough into 1/4-inch thick. Next, cut it into your desired shape. It could be round, heart or rectangle. (2) Make the dough into a log shape, wrap it using plastic wrap and freeze for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, unwrap the dough and slice it into 1/4 inch thick slices.

Step 5:

Place the cookies on the baking tray and put them inside the oven. Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly golden.

3-Ingredient Butter Cookies Recipe Instructions
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Step 6:

Once done baking, let it cool. You can coat it with sugar if you desire. Serve and enjoy!


3-Ingredient Butter Cookies Recipe

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