Christmas butter cookies

Christmas butter cookies are a classic Christmas cookise. Melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies. They are super easy to make and with only 7 ingredients, plus you can have fun decorating them with the kids. You can choose any type of chocolate, dark, milk and even white.

Christmas butter cookies

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  • DifficultyMedium
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time1 Hour
  • Rest time1 Hour
  • Cooking time10 Minutes
  • Cooking methodOven
  • CuisineItalian


1.7 ounces unsalted butter
11/4 cup powdered cane sugar
4 cups flours
10 yolks
1/2 cup milk
1 lemon (zest)
1 pinch salt
dark chocolate


1 Planetary Mixer
1 Baking Tray
1 Piping bag


Whip the soft butter with the icing sugar, salt and herbs until the mixture is white and puffy. Add the egg yolks mixed with the milk, little by little alternating them with the sifted flour. Mix without disassembling the mixture. With a pastry bag and a star nozzle, form the biscuits on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Leave to rest in the refrigerator for one hour. Bake at 180 ° C for 10-15 minutes, the biscuit must be clear. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack. Glaze halfway with melted dark chocolate and decorate with sprinkles.

Christmas butter cookies

Cook’s tips

Resting in the refrigerator is essential to maintain the shape of the biscuits while cooking.

Recipe variations

You can use milk chocolate or white chocolate to glaze cookies.

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Christmas butter cookies

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