Easy Butter Crunch Cookies

Butter Crunch Cookies

Butter Crunch cookies are a delicious, mouthwatering sweet tea-time snack. Kids love it to the bits as they fit their lunchboxes or serve it as a quick meal in hunger pangs. Serve them at your breakfast or high-tea buffets, or load them with jams, jellies, honey, or chocolate bits for an irresistible picnic item. Or you can try our favorite Cream Cheese Biscuits, Kourabiedes (one of the Traditional Greek desserts), and if you don’t have a baking oven, you can also make these No-Bake Cookies. However, for keto breakfast, you can also try these Almond Flour Cookies, Air Fryer Breakfast Egg Bites, or these Dash egg bite maker recipes. For Gluten-free diet, check our favorite flourless cakes recipes.

Why would you like the recipe?

  • The cookies have a delicious buttery flavor that’s comforting and satisfying.
  •  The combination of sweet cookie dough and a sprinkle of salt on top creates a delightful balance of flavors.
  • The recipe is simple and doesn’t require complex techniques, making it accessible to both beginner and experienced bakers.
  • The cookies can be whipped up in a relatively short amount of time, perfect for when you’re craving a homemade treat.
  • The recipe uses basic pantry ingredients, making it convenient to make on short notice.
  • You can customize the cookies by adding chocolate chips, nuts, or other mix-ins to suit your preferences.
  • The cookies are perfect for sharing with friends and family, whether it’s for a gathering or as a thoughtful gift.
  •  Butter Crunch Cookies go well with various beverages, such as coffee, tea, or a glass of milk.
  • The cookies can be incorporated into holiday baking traditions, bringing joy to festive occasions.

Ingredients For Butter Crunch Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips for drizzling
  • Optional: 1 cup toffee bits or chopped toffee candy
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Ingredients Notes and Variations

All-purpose Flour: All-purpose flour forms the base of the Butter Crunch cookies. You can use an almond meal or hazelnut meal to make the cookies gluten-free, but they might have a nutty flavor. Alternatively, have a look at these gluten-free desserts.

Butter:  Butter is what makes the cookies nice and soft. Use unsalted butter preferably, but if you use salted one, reduce the amount of salt from the recipe.

Sugar: The recipe requires using Brown sugar for the ultimate crunch and flavor.

Toffee bits: Toffee bits are available with and without chocolate chips. Use anyone you like, but I prefer the cookies without chocolate to experience the ultimate butter flavor.

Vanilla and Almond extract: Vanilla bean extract works much better than the regular vanilla essence. It also conceals the typical smell of eggs in the prepared cookies. Almond extract gives a nice, nutty aroma to the biscuits.

Baking Soda: Unlike other bakery items, the recipe DOES not require baking powder. Baking Soda makes the cookies crunchy and gives them a crisp texture.

Melted chocolate: Although it is optional, drizzle some melted chocolate over your butter crunch cookies for an additional flavor.

Things You’ll Need

  • Prep Time:  20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Yields: About 24 cookies

How to make Butter crunch cookies?

Step one: Cream the Butter:

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer for this step.

Step Two: Add Vanilla and Dry Ingredients:

  • Mix in the vanilla extract until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, mixing on low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Now add in the chocolate chips and mix them evenly to make the cookies crunchy.
  • Optional: Gently fold in the toffee bits and chopped nuts using a spatula. This will add a delicious crunch to the cookies.

Step three: Shape the Cookies:

  • Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. The cookies will spread as they bake.
Baked butter crunch cookies

Step four: Bake the Cookies:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. The centers may still look slightly soft, but they will firm up as they cool.

Step five: Optional Chocolate Drizzle:

  • While the cookies are baking, you can melt the chocolate chips or chunks in the microwave or on a stovetop double boiler.
  • Once melted, transfer the chocolate to a small plastic sandwich bag or a piping bag.
  • Once the cookies are fully baked and cooled slightly, snip a tiny corner off the plastic bag and drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies in a decorative pattern. The choices and options of decorating these cookies are endless. It is up to you how you decorate and serve these cookies for breakfast, brunch, or even as a potluck meal.
Butter Crunch Cookies

Step six: Cool and Enjoy:

  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will become more crisp as they cool.
  • Once completely cooled, store the Butter Crunch Cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Storage and Freezing

Storing at room temperature

  • Allow the cookies to cool completely before storing them to prevent moisture buildup.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container or a cookie tin with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Layer the cookies with parchment paper or wax paper to prevent sticking and maintain their crispness.
  • Keep the container at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • If you store them properly, Butter Crunch Cookies can stay fresh for up to 1-2 weeks.

Refrigeration:

While it’s not necessary, you can refrigerate Butter Crunch Cookies if you want to extend their shelf life.

  • Place the cookies in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.
  • Before consuming, allow the refrigerated cookies to come to room temperature for better texture and flavor.

Freezing:

You can freeze the butter-crunch cookies to enjoy at a later time.

  • Place the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid to prevent sticking.
  • Once frozen, transfer the cookies to airtight freezer-safe bags or containers.
  • Label the bags/containers with the date for easy tracking.
  • Stored for up to 2-3 months.
  • To thaw, simply remove the desired number of cookies from the freezer and let them come to room temperature in their container. This helps maintain their texture and flavor.

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Butter Crunch Cookies recipe

Best Homemade Butter Crunch Cookies

Adalynn Ward
Butter Crunch cookies are a delicious, mouthwatering sweet tea-time snack. Kids love it to the bits as they fit their lunchboxes or serve it as a quick meal in hunger pangs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 24 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup toffee bits or chopped toffee candy
  • ½ cup chopped nuts walnuts or pecans
  • ½ cup chocolate chips for drizzling (Optional)

How to Make?

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture.
  • Gently fold in toffee bits and chopped nuts.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 10-12 min until edges are golden. Centers may look soft but will firm up.
  • Optional: Melt chocolate chips, drizzle over cooled cookies.
  • Cool on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy your delicious Butter Crunch Cookies!
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