Petit Beurre -- Butter Cookies

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 36
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium mixing-bowl, rub together the butter and flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Form a well in the center, and add the sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons cream/crème fraîche into the center.
  • Stir with a fork in a circular motion starting from the center until the cream is absorbed, then knead the dough gently until smooth (if the dough is too dry to come together, add a little more cream, one teaspoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency).
  • Divide the dough in two, and gather each half into a slightly flattened ball.
  • Cover and chill for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F and lightly grease a baking sheet with butter.
  • Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll it out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4".
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies, and transfer them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Prick the cookies all over with a fork, and slip into the oven to bake for 12 to 15 minutes,until golden and just slightly browned at the edges.
  • Transfer on a rack to cool completely, and keep in an airtight container.
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