Butter Cookies

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I bought these cute Disney cookie cutters at Carrefour last weekend and could not wait to use them in my next baking adventure. Big Buddy wanted the Winnie the Pooh series while Little Buddy loved the Marie ones – no surprises there since he has always loved cats.

Disney Marie Cooikie Cutter

Disney Pooh & Tigger Cookie Cutter

Finally too, I got to use my new cake mixer for the first time. It was such a breeze compared with brute arm power for the previous occasions.

The buttery dough was very soft even after refrigeration so I added some floor to it so that it becomes less sticky. I also floured the cookie cutters so that the dough does not cling to it.

Marie and Pooh Butter Cookies

Tigger and Marie Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies


250 gm butter
130 gm icing sugar
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla powder/essence
400 gm plain flour
½ tsp baking powder


1. Cream the butter and icing sugar until creamy.

2. Add in eggs and vanilla powder. Beat well.

3. Fold in flour and baking powder.

4. Knead lightly, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

5. Roll the dough between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper until 5mm thick.

6. Use cookie cutters to cut into shapes and put them onto greased baking tray.

7. Bake at 160c for 20-25 minutes.

Reference : Baking Mum


Anonymous said...

I love the cookies. Today I just bake some for my niece and she love it.

But I got a small problem. After 30 min, I took out and roll the dough. after using the cutter, it's not easy to take the dough and place on the baking tray as it's a bit soft.

After 1 or 2 times, the dough soften again.

Mommy With Passion said...


Thank you for trying out the recipe and am glad your niece liked it :)

Try separating the dough into smaller portions, perhaps each portion just enough for each baking lot. Then each time, only take out one portion. Work quickly on a cool surface and if there's any leftover dough, put it back into the fridge so that it does not soften too much.

Sometimes, our weather is too warm and the dough gets really sticky and difficult to work with. You can trying leaving it in the fridge for a longer time maybe an hour or so. If the dough is too hard after leaving it in the fridge, you can always warm it a little with your hands before rolling it out.

Hope this works better for you :)