– 2 sticks.Of unsalted butter, softened.

– 200 grams.Of granulated sugar.

– 1 large beaten egg.

– 1 Tsp.Of vanilla extract.

– 250 grams.Of all-purpose flour.

– 1 Cup.Of finely chopped butternuts (pecans or walnuts can be substituted).

– 1/2 Tsp.Of salt.

– Confectioners’ sugar (for dusting, optional).


1st Step

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it gently.

2nd Step

In a large mixing basin, blend together the softened butter and granulated sugar until the mixture becomes light and frothy. This may be accomplished with a manual mixer or wooden spatula.

3rd Step

Incorporate the egg and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined. This will enhance the flavor and texture of your butternut pastries.

4th Step

Add the all-purpose flour and salt gradually to the liquid ingredients. Mix until the dough forms a cohesive mass. Take caution not to overmix; simply combine until no flour traces remain.

5th Step

Fold the finely diced butternuts (or other desired seeds) into the cookie mixture with care. The butternuts will give your cookies a delectable texture and earthy flavor.

6th Step

Create 1-inch-diameter spheres from tiny portions of the dough. Leave space between each cookie to allow for expansion during baking.

7th Step

Create a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie by delicately flattening each dough ball with a fork. This not only adds a decorative flourish but also assists in baking the cookies evenly.

8th Step

Bake the butternut biscuits for 10 to 12 minutes in a preheated oven, or until the edges begin to turn golden brown. The biscuits will continue to harden as they chill, so avoid overbaking them.

9th Step

Allow the cookies to settle for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling stand. They can be dusted with confectioner’s sugar for added flavor if desired.