Crispy Butter Cookies



2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


When you're ready to dive into the baking mood, preheat the oven to 400°F and get a baking sheet, lining it with parchment paper.

Using a medium-sized bowl, blend the butter and sugar with an electric mixer at a high setting. Aim for a light and airy consistency, which should take about 2-3 minutes.

Incorporate the egg and vanilla into the mixture, ensuring a thorough blend. Slowly introduce the flour, mixing at a reduced speed until fully combined.

Halve the dough, fashioning each portion into a log that's roughly 1.5 inches in diameter. Embrace each log with plastic wrap and let them chill in the refrigerator. They need to firm up, which should take anywhere from an hour to overnight.

Once the dough feels firm, unwrap a log and slice it into 1/4-inch segments using a sharp knife. Ensure there's a 1-inch gap between each cookie on the baking sheet.

Slide the baking sheet into the oven, letting the cookies bake to a gentle golden hue, which should take between 8-10 minutes.

Once baked to perfection, let them cool on wire racks. Then, it's time to relish them!

These butter cookies, with their simple yet impeccable flavor, are sure to be a household hit. So, why wait? Indulge in their buttery goodness!