Today we will make the best & one of my favourites piped butter cookies. This particular recipe will give you the best cookies every time you bake.
Being a novice baker, I have had my share of failures during my initial days. I know the pain points of baking. After a series of failures, I have learned how to bake crispy cookies. That’s the reason why I am sharing with you how to make the best-piped butter cookies.
First thing first, these cookies are custom-made. You may or may not easily find them at your nearest bakery. Hence, follow the recipe, steps & my baking tips. I am pretty sure that your piped butter cookies will come out perfect.
What does piped mean in piped butter cookies?
The word piped holds a significant meaning here. Piping (or piped) means layering buttercream frosting using a plastic bag. Additionally, there’s a nozzle at the tip of the plastic bag. Now both piping bags & nozzle are a different story.
Refer to our Swiss Meringue Cream article for reference.
Piped butter cookies are normal buttery, light, crumbly bakery-style biscuits. The only difference between regular butter cookies & the piped one is the swirl shape. These cookies have a rich buttery flavour & crisp swirl edges, making them look dapper.
Not only the swirl edges, but the brownish texture is intimidating too. Plus, the strawberry jam garnishing over the top makes these cookies tempting in every sense.
Why these piped butter cookies are the best?
The perfect ratio of each & every ingredient is the heart of this recipe. For example, we will be using sugar powder & not granulated sugar. Now this seems like a small detail but holds a huge advantage. The browny texture & the caramel scent is all because of these minute things.
Above all, the jam filling on the top resembles the bakery style. We have had such types of biscuits in our childhood. The red jam colour is a major attraction for kids. Trust me, everyone in your family will love these jam topping piped butter cookies.
What you’ll need?
Do you know why baking cookies is fun? It requires few ingredients, less time & energy. However, it needs a lot of expertise & precision. But that comes with practice. Unless you don’t burn the cookies, you will never know the exact baking temperature. Hence, here’s the list of things that you will need. There you go.
- Unsalted butter
- Sugar powder
- Baking powder
- Vanilla essence
- Egg yolk & salt
- All-purpose flour
- Strawberry jam (optional)
- Piping bag with a nozzle
How to effortlessly make these cookies?
Like I said above, I enjoy baking cookies. The biggest reason is I don’t need to do anything apart from making the dough. A perfect cookie dough means you are half done. So how do you make ideal cookie dough? By integrating items in exact measurements.
Yes, you read that right. Unfortunately, I have learned this lesson the hard way. Anyway, here’s the brief outline. For detailed steps with images, scroll at the bottom.
- Dissolve sugar powder in melted butter.
- Add baking powder, vanilla essence, egg yolk & salt.
- Sift all-purpose flour & combine everything properly.
- Chill the batter for 10 minutes.
- Add batter to the piping bag having a nozzle.
- Start piping in a baking tray on parchment paper.
- Make a cavity on the top using a small spoon.
- Bake in OTG for 15 mins at 160°C.
- Allow cookies to cool & then put jam at the top.
- Your swirl butter cookies are ready.
Follow these steps & I am sure you will get the desired result. Alongside, kindly heat your oven or OTG for 10 mins at 180°C before baking.
TR’s fun tips for Baking the best butter cookies
- Measure ingredients using standard spoons & cups.
- Use parchment paper to prevent cookies from burning.
- Pre-heat OTG or microwave at least for 10 minutes.
- Chill cookie dough overnight before baking.
- Don’t apply pressure while making a cavity on the top.
- Too much pressure will give you flat cookies.
- Cooling down cookies is a must after baking.
- Substitute egg yolk with yoghurt for eggless butter cookies.
- Feel free to use any jam other than strawberry.
Watch the recipe video & make these biscuits today. Then, let me know in the comment section how it was.