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Butter cookies

  • Vegetarian Diet

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Butter cookies

Method

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the salt, the flour, the icing sugar, the vanilla, and the butter cut into cubes.
  • Beat with the paddle attachment at medium speed, for about 2-3 minutes, just until the dough forms. Don’t beat for long because you want your cookies to be crunchy and not spread in the pan while baking. That is why you should use soft flour that contains very little gluten and makes cookies crunchier.
  • Remove the dough from the mixer’s bowl. At this point, you can knead it lightly with your hands and shape it into a ball.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until it is firm.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on your working surface and dust it with a little flour. Cut the dough in half and place it on the parchment paper.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a 0.5 cm thick sheet. If needed, dust with more flour.
  • Transfer the dough to a baking pan and refrigerate it for 15 minutes, until it is slightly firm.
  • Follow the same process for the other half of the dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350° F) set to fan.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut it into square 5 cm cookies.
  • Add the cookies into two baking pans lined with parchment paper, placing them 1 cm apart so that they do not stick together.
  • Follow the same process for the whole dough. You will have about 20-25 cookies.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and set them aside for 20 minutes to cool well.
  • The cookies must have a nice golden color, but they will be soft when they come out of the oven. They will set and get harder as they cool down.
  • Serve.
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

133
Calories (kcal)
7 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

8.4
Total Fat (g)
12 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

5.3
Saturated Fat (g)
27 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

13.0
Total Carbs (g)
5 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

4.1
Sugars (g)
5 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

1.3
Protein (g)
3 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.5
Fibre (g)
2 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.02
Sodium (g)
0 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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