Are you ready to indulge in some mouthwatering butter dessert recipes? If you have a sweet tooth like me, then you’re in for a treat! In this article, I’ll be sharing some delectable recipes that showcase the rich and creamy goodness of butter. From classic favorites like butter cookies and buttercream frosting to unique creations like butter tart squares and butter pecan pie, there’s something here for everyone. So grab your apron and let’s dive into the world of buttery delights!
Classic Butter Cookies Recipe
When it comes to butter dessert recipes, classic butter cookies are an all-time favorite. These delightful treats are simple yet incredibly delicious. The recipe requires basic pantry ingredients and can be whipped up in no time. Here’s how I make my signature batch of classic butter cookies:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup (226g) of unsalted butter and 1 cup (200g) of granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 large egg, and beat until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 and 1/2 cups (310g) of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
- Combining the Ingredients:
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until a soft dough forms.
- Divide the dough into small balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Flatten each ball slightly with a fork, creating the classic crisscross pattern.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Butter Dessert Recipes
What I love about classic butter cookies is their versatility. They can be enjoyed as is, or you can get creative and add some extra flavorings. Try tossing in some chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or even a hint of citrus zest for a delightful twist.
These cookies are perfect for any occasion – from afternoon tea parties to holiday gatherings. Their buttery richness and melt-in-your-mouth texture will have everyone coming back for more. So the next time you’re craving a simple yet irresistible sweet treat, give this classic butter cookies recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you!
Now that we’ve covered the classic butter cookies, let’s move on to another mouthwatering butter dessert recipe: Buttercream Frosting.
Delicious Buttercream Frosting Recipe
One of the most essential components of any butter dessert is a luscious, velvety buttercream frosting. It adds a delightful sweetness and smoothness to cakes, cupcakes, and other baked treats. In this section, I’ll share a delicious buttercream frosting recipe that will take your desserts to the next level.
Here’s what you’ll need for the Delicious Buttercream Frosting:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk
Now let’s get into the steps to make this creamy and irresistible frosting:
- Cream the butter: In a mixing bowl, beat the room temperature butter until it is light and creamy. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar: Slowly add the powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time, to the butter. Beat well after each addition until the mixture is smooth and fully incorporated.
- Add the vanilla extract: Pour in the vanilla extract and continue to beat the mixture until it is well combined.
- Incorporate the heavy cream or milk: Add in the heavy cream or milk one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. The cream/milk will make the frosting smoother and more spreadable.
And there you have it – a simple and mouthwatering buttercream frosting that will lend a touch of elegance to your desserts. You can use this frosting to decorate cupcakes, frost cakes, or even fill macarons. Get creative and have fun with it!
Remember, you can always customize your buttercream frosting by adding flavorings such as cocoa powder, instant coffee, or fruit purees to create different variations. The possibilities are endless!
Bob Duncan is the lead writer and partner on ConversationsWithBianca.com. A passionate parent, he’s always excited to dive into the conversation about anything from parenting, food & drink, travel, to gifts & more!