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Butter Cookies (Eggless)

Recipe Baked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:15mins  CookTime:12mins  Cuisine:English

Cookies are my little son’s favourite of all baking goodies. He loves to have them with a glass of milk. And so he keeps on pestering me to make them. 

I started baking ONLY to make my 3 children happy…and still continuing for the same reason!! Here is one such recipe which is my NO FAIL recipe!! We baked these cookies during these holidays. Here is my take on star shaped cookies to match the season!! 🤩

Please make a note, that I am not a professional baker, am only a homely Mommy baker, so don’t compare my bakes with that of a bakery, but I can guarantee for sure that they turn out pretty well.

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned in the end.

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Ingredients:(for 12)

  • Powdered Sugar / Confectioners Sugar – ½ cup
  • Unsalted Butter –  (½ cup minus 1 teaspoon)
  • Plain Flour / Maida – 1¼ cups
  • Vanilla Essence – 6 drops
  • Baking Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Milk – 3 to 4 tablespoons

Special Ingredients:

  • Powdered Sugar / Confectioners Sugar

Step wise pics Procedure for Butter Cookies (eggless):

  • Take the powdered sugar and butter into a wide, deep bowl.
  • Whisk / Mix them thoroughly, such that the sugar and butter blend well and form a lighter, smooth paste. I used my electric hand whisker.
  • Next, sieve the plain flour/maida and baking powder into the same bowl.
  • Add the vanilla essence too.
  • Using your hands gently mix up everything, until you form a dough (just like chapati dough), by adding the milk.

    Dough after taking out of the fridge
  • Wrap the dough with a cling film and put it in the fridge for 10 mins.
  • While the dough is in fridge, simultaneously switch the oven on under 160ºC for about 10 mins.
  • After 10 mins, take the dough from fridge, and using a rolling pin, roll it on a flat surface.

    Rolling pin used to roll the dough and make shapes
  • Using a cookie cutter (any shape) cut the cookies and place them on a oven friendly cookie tray lined up with parchment paper.

    Cookies on the cookie tray, ready to go into the oven
  • Change the oven settings to 180ºC, put the tray into the oven. 

    Placing the cookie tray into the pre-heated oven
  • Bake for about 10-12 mins.
  • Let them cool on the cooling rack for 5 mins and then serve or store. Done!!

    Baked Cookies, taken out of the oven


  • Before you start up everything, See that all the ingredients are at room temperature only.
  • You can use a spatula / fork / whisker to mix up the butter and sugar.
  • Do not melt the butter in a microwave / stove top. 
  • I have used unrefined cane sugar, so the colour of my cookies might be different than those made with white sugar.
  • The cookies seem to be very soft immediately after taking out of the oven, but they harden after they cooled down.
  • You can store these cookies in an air-tight container, at room temperature for up to 10 days.


  • These, Butter Cookies (eggless) were baked perfectly, I should say.
  • They were neither very soft nor very hard. 
  • My kids had them a glass of warm milk, and they just loved them!!

    Perfectly baked cookies topped with sprinkles

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