It is hard to deny that butter cookies are among the best treats ever. These crisp, delicious cookies have a fantastic butter flavor that melts in your mouth and makes you want to come back for more. Traditionally, butter cookies do not have a strong natural flavor. This is why you often discover a hint of added flavor to butter cookies that may include coconut, chocolate, or vanilla. It is also common to find butter cookies topped with various extras such as sugar crystals.
There also is no one set shape for butter cookies. Commonly, you can find these delicious treats in the shape of squares, rings, pretzel-like shapes, ovals, and circles. Butter cookies are a staple during many holidays. But they are also a wonderful treat no matter the time of the year. You can find all kinds of butter cookies and butter cookie mixes here at CVS.
Butter Cookies Ingredients
Sugar, flour, and butter are the key ingredients for any baking project. They are also the basic ingredients in making three different treats - butter cookies, shortbread cookies, and sugar cookies. So, the question is, "How are butter cookies any different from the other two?" When it comes to the ingredients, not much. The difference is in the ratio of ingredients. Out of the three, the ratio of butter to flour is the highest in shortbread cookies. Also, they are often baked at the lowest temperature, making them crumbly and tender.
On the other hand, the ratio of flour to fat is the highest in sugar cookies. It's why they have a pretty sturdy dough that makes their shapes hold well for decorative work. What about butter cookies? They also have a lot of butter, like shortbread cookies, but with more flour and sugar. Thanks to that, butter cookies hold their shape better with a sturdier texture for cutting into shapes.
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