Vanilla And Chocolate Button Cookies

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

I was carrying the idea for button cookies in my head for quite some time. The only thing that I was still searching for was the right kind of dough, one that would not change its shape while baking. And after making these Pizza Slice Cookies just recently I thought: ‘Hey, this could work for the buttons too!’

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

So, the Button Cookie project could begin.

I made vanilla ones and chocolate ones as well. And let me tell you this, they both taste amazing. They are full of flavor and are addictively crispy… a little bit dangerous, I would say… just to let you know and warn you… 🙂

Here are all the details you need to bring these cuties on your table…

 
 

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1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar until fluffy.

2. Add the flour, a few tablespoons at a time.

3. Add the vanilla extract and salt.

4. Using your hands, form a ball.

5. Cut the ball in half.

6. Add the cocoa powder to one of the halves and knead it into the dough.

7. Place both dough balls on a larger plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

8. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

9. Place one of the dough balls on a lightly floured surface and roll it out to about ⅛-inch (0.3 cm) thickness.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

10. Use an ⅕-inch (5 cm) round cutter to cut out round shapes.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

11. Use a slightly smaller cutter to press it into each cut out round. Press only about halfway through to make a decorative indentation.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

12. Using a wider straw, cut out buttonholes (use a toothpick or a wooden skewer to remove the dough from the inside of the straw).

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

13. Transfer the rounds onto the lined baking sheet.

14. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 9-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.

15. Repeat with all the remaining dough.

16. Re-roll any scraps and cut out more cookies.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

Cute as a button! 🙂

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

Can you smell the vanilla? Mmm. I wish you could. It’s divine. 🙂

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

 

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Vanilla And Chocolate Button Cookies
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Serves: 60 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp (200 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp (100 grams) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp (275 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅛ cup cocoa powder, sifted
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add the flour, a few tablespoons at a time.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Using your hands, form a ball.
  5. Cut the ball in half.
  6. Add the cocoa powder to one of the halves and knead it into the dough.
  7. Place both dough balls on a larger plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Place one of the dough balls on a lightly floured surface and roll it out to about ⅛-inch (0.3 cm) thickness.
  10. Use an ⅕-inch (5 cm) round cutter to cut out round shapes.
  11. Use a slightly smaller cutter to press it into each cut out round. Press only about halfway through to make a decorative indentation.
  12. Using a wider straw, cut out buttonholes (use a toothpick or a wooden skewer to remove the dough from the inside of the straw).
  13. Transfer the rounds onto the lined baking sheet.
  14. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 9-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  15. Repeat with all the remaining dough.
  16. Re-roll any scraps and cut out more cookies.
  17. Enjoy!

 

3 thoughts on “Vanilla And Chocolate Button Cookies

  1. 1
    Dena says:

    Adorable. I’m so glad you’ve been giving us more food posts again. These look just delightful. And delicious. Thank you, Petra!

  2. 2
    Akamatra says:

    Oh my I love them!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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