Butter cookie

There are many recipes for butter cookies, and it is difficult to say which is the original. It is known that the cookies were first made in Germany, and they were called "Butterkuchen." The cookies were made with a dough that was similar to shortbread, and they were often decorated with a simple glaze or icing.

The popularity of butter cookies spread to other parts of Europe, and eventually to America. The recipes for the cookies vary depending on the region, but they all share a common ingredient: butter.

Butter cookies are often made with a simple recipe that includes flour, sugar, butter, and eggs. The dough is rolled out and cut into shapes, then baked until golden brown. Some recipes include a bit of baking powder to help the cookies rise, and some include vanilla extract for flavor.

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Recipes

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Giant Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie

  • SHORTBREAD
  • nonstick spray
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • light brown sugar
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE
  • coconut oil
  • semisweet bar chocolate
  • heavy cream
  • PEANUT BUTTER FILLING
  • vanilla extract
  • peanut butter
  • confectioners sugar
  • salt
  • butter
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Peanut Butter Cookies

  • peanut butter chip
  • peanut butter
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • butter
  • peanut
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
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Miso-Almond Butter Cookies

  • salt
  • bittersweet chocolate chip
  • dark brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • butter
  • wheat flour
  • baking soda
  • almond butter
  • miso
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Tie-Dye Butter Cookies

  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
  • cookie cutter
  • COOKIES
  • salt
  • sugar
  • butter
  • all purpose flour
  • vanilla extract
  • egg yolk
  • GLAZE
  • salt
  • powdered sugar
  • plant based coloring powder
  • second plant based coloring powder
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Outrageous Reese's Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies

  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • dark chocolate chip
  • peanut butter chip
  • peanut butter
  • reeseand# candy
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vanilla
  • pretzel
  • reeseand# peanut butter
  • peanut
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
  • sugar
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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

  • salt
  • peanut butter
  • coconut flour
  • coconut oil
  • vanilla extract
  • keto friendly brown sugar
  • keto friendly dark chocolate chip
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The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • peanut butter
  • baking soda
  • reese'
  • peanut
  • salt
  • chocolate chip
  • peanut butter chip
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
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BA's Best Peanut Butter Cookies

  • demerara
  • salt
  • peanut butter
  • egg large egg yolk
  • light brown sugar
  • peanut
  • baking powder
  • butter
  • baking soda
  • all purpose flour
  • sugar
  • salt
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Almond Butter Cookies

  • flaxseed
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • coconut oil
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • water
  • almond butter
  • salt
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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

  • peanut butter
  • brown sugar
  • baking soda
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • all purpose gf flour note
  • xanthan gum
  • egg
  • sugar
  • butter
  • chocolate chip
  • peanut
  • coconut
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Jeweled Butter Cookies

  • butter
  • orange zest
  • apricot
  • sour cherry
  • pistachio meat
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • egg yolk
  • sugar
  • Chocolate glaze
  • oil
  • bittersweet chocolate
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Brown Butter Cookies

  • egg white
  • baking soda
  • tartar cream
  • demerara sugar
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • butter
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Italian Butter Cookies

  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • confectioners sugar
  • baking powder
  • semi sweet
  • egg yolk
  • jam
  • nonpareil sprinkle
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Christmas Butter Cookies

  • vanilla
  • butter
  • egg yolk
  • milk
  • salt
  • light corn syrup
  • orange zest
  • confectionersand#x27 sugar
  • all purpose flour
  • jimmy
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Almond Butter Cookies

  • almond
  • brown sugar
  • almond butter
  • sugar
  • butter
  • baking soda
  • vanilla
  • almond extract
  • salt
  • honey almond
  • water
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

  • powdered sugar
  • oat
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • light brown sugar
  • peanut butter
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • heavy cream
  • butter
  • all purpose flour
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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookies

  • butter
  • chocolate
  • peanut butter
  • heavy cream
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  • cornstarch
  • cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • tarter cream
  • salt
  • brach' milk chocolate double dipper
  • egg
  • vegetable oil
  • all purpose flour
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • sugar
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Best Peanut Butter Cookies

  • flaxseed
  • vanilla
  • all purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • coconut oil
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • water
  • peanut butter

Ingredient Breakdown

 
sugar
salt
egg
butter
all purpose flour
peanut butter
vanilla extract
baking soda
brown sugar
baking powder
vanilla
light brown sugar
milk
dark brown sugar
powdered sugar
egg yolk
peanut
coconut oil
water
chocolate chip
confectioners sugar
crunchy peanut butter
peanut butter chip
almond extract
almond butter
heavy cream
cocoa powder
oat
demerara sugar
apricot
cinnamon
rolled oat
dark chocolate chip
maple syrup
vanilla bean
coconut
flaxseed
sprinkle
orange zest
oil
sweet chocolate chip
almond
cultured butter
orange
dark chocolate
medjool date
nonstick spray
semisweet bar chocolate
butter flavor crisco
strawberry jam
bittersweet chocolate chip
wheat flour
miso
butter orcup margarine
cookie cutter
plant based coloring powder
second plant based coloring powder
oatmeal
reeseand# candy
pretzel
reeseand# peanut butter
coconut flour
keto friendly brown sugar
keto friendly dark chocolate chip
vanilla sugar
almond flour
sweetened crunchy peanut butter
white miso
black sesame seed
reese'
qt goat milk
pistachio
sweetened condensed milk
coconut milk
sweet
demerara
egg large egg yolk
xylitol
cooking spray
pkg white cake
orange extract
pkg cream cheese
shortening
semi sweet chocolate chip
all purpose gf flour note
xanthan gum
sour cherry
pistachio meat
bittersweet chocolate
egg white
tartar cream
brands healthworks cocoa nib
nutmeg
cocoa butter
milk chocolate
semi sweet
jam
nonpareil sprinkle
dark cocoa powder
maple extract
ch
white sanding sugar
reese peanut butter
powdered swerve
light corn syrup
confectionersand#x27 sugar
jimmy
honey almond
chocolate
cornstarch
tarter cream
brach' milk chocolate double dipper
vegetable oil
cookie butter
fashioned rolled oat
sanding sugar
vanilla bean seed
cardamom
milk chocolate candy bar
toffee

Insights

Staple Ingredients

  • sugar 55%
  • egg 54%
  • salt 54%
  • butter 48%
  • peanut butter 48%
  • all purpose flour 47%

Common Ingredients

  • vanilla extract 38%
  • baking soda 35%

Usual Ingredients

  • brown sugar 22%
  • baking powder 20%
  • vanilla 13%
  • light brown sugar 12%
  • milk 9%
  • dark brown sugar 7%
  • egg yolk 6%
  • peanut 6%
  • powdered sugar 5%
  • 4%
  • chocolate chip 4%
  • coconut oil 4%
  • confectioners sugar 4%
  • water 4%