Sep 11, 2013

Butter Cookies Recipe / Eggless Butter Cookies

I have quite a few cookies recipes in my blog. But Its been a while since i baked some cookies.So decided to try out some cookies, i got so many request to bake some butter cookies from my viewers. So decided to try it. And my goodness the result was amazing. My little sister loved it so much, specially she liked the pure white colour of this cookies.

I used  white butter in this recipe, but you could use yellow butter too. I think the colour may vary a little. I have plans to bake butter cookies with eggs too, will try that in the nearest future and let you know the results. So keep checking my blog and let me know if you try this..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 18 to 20 mins
Makes : 15 to 18 Cookies
Recipe Source : Akilas kitchen


Butter - 150 grams / 1/3 pound softened & at room temp
Sugar - 3/4 cup / 150 grams powdered
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1.5 cup / 180 gram
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp


Preheat the oven to 180 Degree C / 360 Degree F.

Take flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl and mix them well. Set this aside till use.

Now in a another mixing bowl. Take butter and powdered sugar. Cream this well so it turns fluffy.

Now add in the flour mixture and mix well so it forms  a soft dough.

Now pinch small portions from it and shape them into balls.

Arrange this in a foil lined baking sheet. 

Press them little with your fingers. Use a fork to make some impression on them. 

Now pop them in a preheated oven and bake for 18 to 20 mins.

Remove them and let them cool slightly.

Now remove them to cooling rack and let them cool completely.

Store them in air tight container and serve with milk.

Take all your ingredients
Take flour in a bowl

Add in baking soda and baking powder

Mix that well
Now cream your butter

Add in powdered sugar

Cream that well

Add the flour mixture

Make into a dough

Take small portions and shape them into balls

Arrange them in a tray

flatten them slightly with your fingers

Just like this

Make impression with fork

just like this

Now time to bake

Baked to perfection



  1. Delicious and yummy looking cookies. Excellent preparation.

  2. This is santhi.Thank you for reply sister.I have one more doubt in black forest cake..Whether we have to use baking powder and baking soda in the black forest cake? bye.

  3. Hi sister,This is santhi again. I am going prepare for 2 persons only.kindly give me the measurement for blackforest cake.Thank you.

  4. Added this to the Must Make list. I have all of the ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing.

  5. @Anonymoushere is the link for it

  6. Hi sister , you didn't put the ingredient list baking powder and baking soda in the black forest whether we have to use or not for black forest cake.

  7. Hi

    Is salted butter cookies can be done with this recpie... and may I know how many cookies can be made out of this measurment

  8. @suji now u cannot use salted butter. You get 15 to 18 cookies

  9. Hi

    Thank you I will give it a try....
    How is your little girl!!!

  10. i have a nonstick it necessary to line it with aluminium foil nd butter it

  11. @AnonymousIf you have nonstick baking tray you can skip this process

  12. Aarthi how to make our tea shop butter biscuit dear

  13. what is the purpose of placing aluminium foil?? wont t melt?? s t heat resistant??

  14. hi there, do i use salted or unsalted butter?

  15. Revathy PalaniappanFebruary 21, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Hi Aarthi,

    Can I make this butter cookies in micro oven ?Since I dont have conventional oven...

  16. @Revathy Palaniappannot this one, will share different recipe soon.

  17. Thanks so much... Just baked them and they turned out beautiful.. . Got a nice compliment from dad... He says it tastes like Shrewsbury biscuits 😀😊:) did a few adjustments like used Amul butter and added milk and vanilla essence... thanks again :)

  18. Hi Arati,

    I have a combination oven.. so I can bake this in convection mode right? Also, do I need to use a grill rack to place the plate on. If yes, then should it be the shorter or taller rack

  19. @Anonymousu can bake this in convection mode. place it on the turn glass.

  20. Can i use amul salted butter as i cant find unsalted buttet nearby. Of pls teme a way to make unsalted buter at home. Tnx

  21. @Haniya Gangwanicheck this link

  22. 150 grams is 10 tablespoons correct? The picture ended up looking like more then 1 stick and 1/4 sorry and thank you.

  23. Akka can I bake in OTG.if yes please say the process as this the first trial

  24. @Rosy Ramsame process, preheat the oven and then bake it

  25. Hi Aarti .. Your blog is great! I've used quite a few recipe. I had a doubt. Can the cookie dough be refrigerated if not being used entirely in the same day ? If yes how long would it be good in the fridge? Fridge or freezer?

  26. @Shantalyes u can refrigerate it for a day i hope so.

  27. Hi arthi,

    Love ur blog, I have tried this recipe, but turned brown in 10mins time once I kept in oven. I have melted the butter and added, is it bcoz it turned brown?

  28. Hi Aarthi I tried to bake the cookies but it got burnt in the bottom .. I lined the tray with foil .. And used the exact measurements and temperature .. Can u pls tell me what might have went wrong ..??? It tasted amazing except that the bottom started to burn after few mins and the top was still to cook .. I use a Morphy Richards OTG

  29. Can I bake in air fryer? 2


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