Butternut Cookies Recipe


  • Butter Bliss: 1 cup (or 2 sticks) of soft unsalted butter. The backbone of our cookie and the reason behind its divine texture.
  • Powdered Perfection: 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. This not only sweetens our cookie but ensures that delicate, melt-in-the-mouth feel.
  • Flour Foundation: 2 cups of all-purpose flour. This forms the base of our cookie, giving it structure and form.
  • Nutty Delight: 1 cup of finely chopped walnuts. They add a delightful crunch and depth of flavor.
  • Vanilla Vibe: 1 tsp of vanilla extract. This imparts a classic, aromatic essence to our cookie.
  • Subtle Seasoning: A pinch of salt. This little touch heightens all other flavors.
  • Rolling Glory: Additional powdered sugar for rolling. This gives our cookies their iconic snowy appearance.


  • Starting Right: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This ensures easy release of cookies and no sticky messes!
  • Buttery Blend: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the soft unsalted butter and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Beat until the mixture is smooth and fluffy. This is the secret to our cookie’s dreamy texture!
  • Flouring Flourish: Gradually add the all-purpose flour to the butter mixture. Mix until just combined. The dough might seem crumbly, but that’s perfectly fine!
  • Nutty Nuances: Fold in the finely chopped walnuts. This adds a beautiful crunch and nutty undernote to our cookies.
  • Vanilla Voyage: Stir in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, mixing until everything is beautifully incorporated.
  • Shaping Stars: Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. These will expand a little, so ensure there’s some space between them.
  • Baking Bliss: Slide your tray into the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly golden. The tops will remain pale, and that’s exactly what we want!
  • Snowy Finale: Once baked, let the cookies cool slightly. While they’re still warm, roll them gently in the additional powdered sugar. This gives our Butternut Cookies their iconic snow-kissed appearance!
  • Cool & Enjoy: Allow them to cool completely on a wire rack. Once cooled, feel free to roll them in powdered sugar one more time for an extra snowy touch. Enjoy with a cup of tea, coffee, or a glass of milk!

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