Button Biscuits (Button Cookies)

These Button Cookies (Biscuits) are super cute, simple to make and the perfect size for treats and snacks.

I use a nice solid biscuit dough that doesn’t change it’s shape much when baking to make them. You can chill the dough for a few hours before rolling out to help preserve the shape and some people also chill the finished shapes before cooking as well. I find that I only need to chill the dough if we’re having a very warm summer.

Button Cookie Ingredients
225g butter
225g sugar
1 medium egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
450g plain flour

Cream the sugar and butter together until the butter lightens in colour. Mix in the beaten egg and vanilla essence. Finally add the the flour and mix until you get a nice soft dough but solid dough. I don’t sift the flour as I think it helps the dough keep it’s shape better. Also note it may take a while before all the flour gets worked in but keep at it and don’t be tempted to add any liquid. .

Roll out your dough to about 5mm in thickness and cut out your circles. The trick is to cut nice small circles. I use my 3rd biggest pastry cutting circle to cut the biscuit.

An upturned smaller circle pastry cutter gives a larger softer indent for the four hole button and the back of a teaspoon creates the indent for the two hole button.

Bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated over at approx 150°C (fan oven).

Use them as perfect little bites for a bed time drink and cute little gifts for friends.

Or sophisticated snacks for afternoon tea

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9 Responses to Button Biscuits (Button Cookies)

  1. Liz Burton says:

    This is so so clever! Who needs expensive cutters? Really love the fish-eye ones.

    I feel a lunchbox theme coming on!

  2. Nicol says:

    i love the look of this! these wouldnt last 2 seconds in my kitchen. itll be a great a present too

  3. ohhh! these are lovely! I have to make them. Thanks for the recipe and the trick :)

  4. Love these! I would probably have treat about a million in one sitting though 😉 Thanks for joining in with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

  5. I really love these, my biscuit making skills leave a lot to be desired!

  6. Love these, so very pretty and very easy to make in to a lovely gift.

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  9. Jacqueline Diamond says:

    Really would like to try and make these, they are dainty and really look posh, I recently bought Button shaped coasters, so pleased I found you on the computer, thank you,

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