Butter Cookies (Pastisetas)

Butter Cookies (Pastisetas)

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Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy butter cookies? You definitely need to try this version of butter cookies as you will probably change your mind. These cookies are soft inside, almost melting in your mouth, with a bit of crispy texture on the outside, buttery and rich. They are great alongside morning tea or coffee or simply as a snack.


The recipe is slightly different from other butter cookie recipes, as the batter is creamy and able to be piped. You need to work as quickly as you can as the batter can harden and makes the piping more difficult. You can make different shapes, and depending on the cookie size the baking time may vary as well.


These beautiful butter cookies are definitely one of the best butter cookies I’ve made so far, totally addictive and really delicious.


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  • Makes about 60 cookies
  • 9 oz (250g) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place butter in a bowl and use a hand mixer to mix until creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue mixing for another 12 minutes until the mixture becomes white and creamy.
  3. Using a spatula incorporate flour into the butter mixture until completely combined.
  4. Transfer the batter into a piping bag fitted with a 1M (½ inch-1 cm) star tip.
  5. Form cookies on the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the base begins to brown.
  7. Let the cookies cool completely on a cooling rack before serving.
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Nutrition facts 1 Cookie (9g) - Calories:50, Fat:3.5g, Saturated Fat:2.2g, Carbohydrates: 4.2g, Sugar:1.0g, Protein:0.5g, Cholesterol:9mg, Calories from Fat 31, Sodium 25mg, Potassium 6mg, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 1%, Nutrition Grade D-, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On October 21, 2016 at 05:49 am, Henri said...
You mentioned a 2000 calorie diet. I think you meant a 2000 kcal diet.
On October 21, 2016 at 08:02 am, Kayle said...
these look PERFECT! So buttery and amazing!
On October 25, 2016 at 07:29 am, Urska said...
I've done this with piping bag (really hard to use), and also without the right (star) tip, but it was still delicious. Can I use this the next time (of course with star tip): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cake-Cream-Pastry-Injector-Decoration/dp/B007Q93AFU

I think you can.. why not

On November 28, 2016 at 01:49 pm, Alina said...
Cookies are in the oven. Can't wait to try them! :)
On November 28, 2016 at 01:49 pm, Alina said...
Cookies are in the oven. Can't wait to try them! :)
On February 13, 2017 at 06:02 am, Bernadine said...
These look so good! I'm going to make them as a Valentines Day snack ????????
On August 08, 2017 at 04:06 am, Giselle said...
unsalted butter or salted butter?

Hi Giselle.

I use unsalted butter.

On December 07, 2017 at 03:05 pm, Shae-Dee said...
what kind of shelf life do these have? just curious. i made these last night and they're so delicious, just like the ones you get in the christmas tins! i wanted to make these for goody baskets for christmas and was thinking since they don't contain eggs they will probably last a while at room temperature?

Hello Shae-Dee.

You can keep it at room temperature for up to a week.

On December 14, 2017 at 06:23 am, Terri said...
This is nice, if I do not have a pipping bag what do I use?

Hi Terri.

You can try using a produce bag by cutting a corner.

On December 15, 2017 at 10:00 am, Beatrice said...
I am wondering if you can use a cookie press for this instead of piping the dough.

Hi Beatrice.

It should be ok to use the cookie press.

On January 14, 2018 at 03:19 pm, Jenn said...
How could I incorporate partial whole wheat flour?

Hi Jenn.

You can use a quarter whole wheat flour.

On January 17, 2018 at 08:08 am, Faseeha Yaseen said...
Hi ella! How many litres is your oven capacity ?

Hi Faseeha.

It has 67l capacity.

On February 05, 2018 at 11:41 pm, Joreen said...
Hi can I make the dough in advance and put it in the fridge, then bake 1-2 days later?

Hi Joreen.

Yes, you can.

On February 08, 2018 at 10:01 pm, Joy said...
Hi. Can i use caster sugar instead of powdered sugar? Thanks!

Hi Joy.

Yes, you can.

On February 16, 2018 at 12:13 am, Maryl said...
I tried these cookies, turned our delicious however after few days its all a powder in the container and breaks very often. If I add in egg, will it not break or what else do I need to add so it doesn't break?

Hi Marly.

It is ok to add egg.

On July 08, 2018 at 05:14 am, Haley Seyfried said...
Hi! I just want to know what kind of flour should be used to make these cookies?

Hi Haley.

I use all-purpouse flour.

On July 30, 2018 at 09:18 am, JASON said...
Hi there just came across this recipe and your YouTube, thanks very much for this, just made a bunch of these, taste just like the cookies i made with my dad when i was little :D!!
On August 07, 2018 at 04:59 am, phiona said...
Hi, if i don't have butter can i use Margarine instead?

Hi Phiona.

Sure ,you can.

On August 08, 2018 at 05:55 pm, renata said...
delicious, made them often, thanks for the recipe
On November 11, 2018 at 02:14 pm, Nora said...
Can you make chocolate versions, and if how much cocoa would you use?

Hello Nora.

You can replace 1/3 of the flour quantity with cacao.

On November 11, 2018 at 02:14 pm, Norah said...
Can you make chocolate versions, and if how much cocoa would you use?
On November 15, 2018 at 09:44 pm, Debbie said...
I was wondering if you could use cookie cutters instead of piping them?

Hi Debbie.

You can not use a cookie cutters because the batter is creamy and able to be piped. 

On December 09, 2018 at 05:15 am, Tania said...
These cookies are amazing.. so light and buttery. I will definitely make them again. So easy to make.
On April 10, 2019 at 03:45 am, Ch said...
Hi Can i use brown sugar or icing sugar instead of powdered sugar
On June 14, 2019 at 05:40 am, Sunshine said...
Hi! just want to ask how many egg(s) can i add to this recipe. do i have to change some of the measurements if ever I will add egg? do you think it is better with egg or without egg? just curious 'coz I am planning on making them. this would be my 1st cookie baking.
On July 14, 2019 at 01:13 pm, Jasmine said...
Fantastic cookies.. i love it.. comes out very well..
On September 04, 2019 at 11:50 pm, Karan said...
How many sticks of butter?
On September 15, 2019 at 07:49 am, Beverly said...
So, if I'm making chocolate cookies, how much cocoa should I substitute for flour? 1/2 cup plus what? 1/8 cup?
On November 03, 2019 at 03:32 pm, Coleen said...
Tried making them followed directions to a T can out too dry for piping them thru them away don't know what I did wrong
On November 05, 2019 at 01:49 pm, Debra said...
Could you roll these in log form and refrigerate and slice to bake?
On April 19, 2020 at 06:04 am, Kare alter said...
Want to make the butter cookies and it says flour what type.
On July 06, 2020 at 02:28 am, Shinky said...
Hi can I use a almond flour in this recipe? Thanks

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