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Decorated Butter Cookies Recipe

These butter cookies are not only delicious, but they are also a creative and collaborative activity for my kids. They have fun making them while helping me in the kitchen.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 10 minutes
Course Afternoon Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 40 cookies
CALORIES 81 kcal


  • 400 grams baking flour
  • 250 grams unsalted butter
  • 125 grams icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250 grams fondant for decoration


  • Soften butter in the microwave for 45 seconds.
  • In a separate bowl, add baking flour and icing sugar. Mix until combined.
  • Make a hole in the middle of the flour and pour in the softened butter and one egg.
  • Stir and then knead the dough until well integrated.
  • Roll a ball with the dough, wrap it in cling film and put it to chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Once chilled, roll the dough out to 1/5 inch thick.
  • Preheat the oven to 360º F (180º C).
  • Line up a baking sheet with parchment paper and place on top the figures you have made with the cookie cutters.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.
  • Roll out the fondant with the help of a rolling pin to 1/8 inch thick. Use the same cookie cutters you have used before and, with the help of a brush and a small glass of water, moisten a little the fondant before sticking it to the cookie. Repeat this process with all your cookies. Et voilà! You have just made amazing decorated butter cookies!


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg