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Written by on November 24, 2023

Melt-in-mouth eggless Danish Butter Cookies are buttery, crumbly and just the perfect treat for the holidays. Enjoy with coffee! Made with only 5 ingredients!

stack of cookies with one rosette shaped cookie placed in the front to show the design

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 113 grams (1 stick), at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar 40 grams, also known as confectioners sugar/icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 115 grams approx
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch 20 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1 & 1/2 tablespoons milk as needed
  • Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer (or using your hand mixer) beat together room-temperature butter until smooth and creamy.
    creamed butter in a steel bowl
  • Add in the powdered sugar, flour, cornstarch,vanilla and a little milk (as needed) and mix until combined.
    flour, vanilla, sugar added to creamed butter
  • The dough should come together on its own, if not just use your hands to bring it together.
    Now, take a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    cookie dough in a bowl
  • Transfer the dough into a piping bag lined with a closed star tip/nozzle and pipe the cookie dough into these rosette shapes (starting from the center and making one full round around it).
    The dough might feel stiff to pipe at first but keep pressing and pipe and eventually with the warmth of your hands, it will loosen up and you will be able to pipe easily.
    Once the cookies are piped, transfer the baking sheet into the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. This will help in preventing the cookies from spreading in the oven.
    piped cookies on a parchment paper
  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Take the baking sheet out of the refrigerator and bake at 350 F degrees for 18 to 20 minutes until the bottom of the cookies starts turning light brown in colour. I baked mine for 20 minutes.
    Transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy these eggless Danish Butter Cookies with coffee.
    baked rosette shaped cookies
    1. Chill the cookies for a minimum of 2 hours to prevent spreading. You can even chill overnight.
    2. Start with adding 1 tablespoon of milk and add the additional 1/2 tablespoon only if needed. Adding little milk helps in piping these cookies easily. If you are not going to pipe these butter cookies, then you can skip the milk.
    3. This recipe can be easily doubled

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