French Butter Cookies

This image courtesy of George Geary

You will need a scale for these cookies as everything is weighed just like in a bakery.

Cooking Methodbaking



Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Coursedessert, snack

Dietary Considerationhalal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealbrunch, tea

Type of Dishcookie, dessert


  • 8 ozs unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 ozs granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 ozs all purpose flour
  • 4 ozs bittersweet chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F after placing the rack to the center of the oven.

  2. In a mixer place the butter, vanilla and sugar and whip with the paddle attachment until fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs and whip on medium speed for 3 minutes, scrap the bottom and the sides of the bowl to clear the bowl of unmixed batter.

  4. Add the flour and mix until just well blended, scrape the bowl again and turn the mixer on just until all of the flour is mixed in.

  5. Roll the dough into small balls and press the balls down into the cookie sheet.

  6. Bake until light brown, about 12-15 minutes.

  7. Cool on paper towels.

  8. Dip or drizzle in chocolate after completely cooled.


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