It is difficult to think of more original gifts than those we make ourselves. For example, giving homemade cookies is a gesture full of love and sincerity that will not go unnoticed by your loved ones. With all that in mind, this time we have prepared a decorated butter cookie recipe that will give an even more special touch to your usual butter cookies.
Whether as a gift or to enjoy at home, these decorated cookies are super easy to make, you don't need to be a pastry ace. In addition, we decorate them with a delicious butter cream recipe that we will also teach you how to make, so that you can later use it in other desserts, such as cakes or cupcakes.
This time, we got a little romantic and made decorated valentine cookies, heart-shaped and everything. However, you can use your creativity to make the decorations that you like the most. Ready? Join us on Free Recipes and learn how to make decorated butter cookies.
2 diners 30m Dessert Low difficulty Additional features: Cheap cost, Baked recipes Ingredients:
- 100 grams of unsalted butter
- 100 grams of sugar (½ cup)
- 250 grams of wheat flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Buttercream or buttercream
- 90 grams of unsalted butter
- 110 grams of icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons of whole milk
- Shavings and colored sparks
Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1
The first thing you will do is prepare the butter cream, also known as buttercream. This buttercream recipe It is very simple and you can also use it as a filling. Use a mixer to mix all the ingredients that make up the butter cream. Do it at a smooth speed, until you have a consistent and creamy cream. If you want, you can also use coloring to make colored buttercream.
Trick: Use the ingredients to make your decorated cookies at room temperature, they will be much easier to mix and the result will also be more consistent.
Now, you will start with the butter cookies. Mix the butter and sugar until they are well integrated and the mixture is smooth. In this case, it is not necessary to use an electric mixer. You can make the decorated cookie dough with your hands.
Later, add the egg and continue mixing until fully integrated. This will be the time to add the vanilla and flour. Sift the flour previously to make sure that your homemade cookie dough is smooth. Also add the baking powder. Mix until you have a uniform dough that does not stick to your fingers. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and reserve in the refrigerator until cool.
Then, remove the dough from the refrigerator and stretch it on a surface that you have previously floured. You can help yourself with a roller if you have it. Stretch until the dough is a centimeter or two thick. Use a pasta cutter or a knife to cut the cookies the way you prefer, in this case we will make heart-shaped cookies.
Put the cookies in the oven at 180º C, 7 to 10 minutes. Every oven is different, so don't forget to check to see how your decorated butter cookies are doing. Take them out when they are a little golden. Let them cool and place them on a surface or rack so you can comfortably decorate them with buttercream or buttercream.
Trick: We suggest preheating the oven before putting the homemade cookies in it. Thus, they will bake more evenly.
Now all you have to do is spread a generous layer of buttercream and sprinkle colored sprinkles or other types of candy on top of it. Since this time we have made Valentine cookies, we use heart-shaped caramels and red shavings. Ready! As we said, these decorated butter cookies are super simple and quick to make, as well as delicious.
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How to decorate butter cookies
Once you have mastered the recipe for homemade butter cookies, creating new combinations and decorations will be very easy and just a matter of practice. Instead of using the butter cream recipe we've shown you here, you can instead try these chocolate buttercream or nutella buttercream recipes. Is it so perfect for beginners because they are not as difficult to make as other types of decorated cookies.
On the other hand, you can also make butter cream with Thermomix. Just use the butterflies on the blades and mix all ingredients (except sugar and whole milk) on speed 4 for 45 seconds. Then add the sugar and keep mixing for 15 more seconds at speed 1 and a half. Finally, integrate the whole milk with the mixture until there is a consistent cream, for 30 seconds at speed 3 and a half.
To the decorated butter cookies you can add the essences you want. Lemon zest or cinnamon are great options to make a different decorated cookie recipe. If, on the other hand, you want to try other types of decorations, there are many butter cookie recipes to decorate that you can explore, here are some suggested:
- Valentine's butter cookies
- Cookies decorated for Halloween
- Cookies decorated with royal icing
- Decorated cookies for Mother's Day
Now that you know how to make decorated cookies, let us know how they fit in the comments! And if you have more ideas to decorate butter cookies, don't hesitate to share them.