Holiday Butter Cookies (Banh Bo) - delicious and easy press cookie recipe | recipe from

Butter Cookies / Holiday Butter Cookies / Banh Bo

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian, International, Vietnamese
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 72 cookies
Calories: 35 kcal
Author: Trang
Butter Cookies are simply irresistible and this 6-ingredient recipe is fail-proof. These buttery and crispy cookies make awesome holiday sweets or delicious everyday treats. The Butter Cookies are baked to golden perfection, light and crispy with just the right amount of sweetness. One of my favorite things about this cookie recipe is there's no rolling and cutting dough. This Butter Cookie recipe uses a cookie press so cookies are super easy and fast to make and perfectly uniform. Love it! Once you make cookies with a good cookie press, you won't go back to the roll-and-cut method ever again. Turn these Butter Cookies into festive holiday treats by decorating them with colored sugar, sprinkles and assorted candies. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to decorating cookies. It's a wonderfully fun activity for the whole family and even the little kiddies can join in too. Happy Holidays!

* Adapted from recipe by Fraya Berg, Oxo friend





  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F (204 C).

  2. In a mixing bowl, add the sugar, salt and butter. Using a flat beater and on Medium Low speed, cream together the ingredients until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract while continuously beating until incorporated. On Low speed, gradually add the flour. Beat until well incorporated, (dry flour is no longer visible), approximately 2-3 minutes. Scrape the dough off the flat beater and down the sides of the bowl. Mix together for another 30 seconds.

  3. Transfer some dough into a cookie press with the desired decorative disk attached. Pack the dough in the barrel eliminating any large gaps. Press the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet making the desired number of cookies. Swap out the disk and make cookies in other shapes.
  4. Sprinkle the cookies with assorted colored sugars, sprinkles and candies.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are brown. Rotate the baking sheet halfway through the baking time so the cookies brown evenly.
  6. Use a spatula to transfer the hot cookies to a wire rack.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes before enjoying.

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