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It’s the time of the year to bake ALL THE COOKIES. Whether you are going to a Cookie Exchange Party, hosting your family, baking for the kids or just want to holiday bake, these Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies are the answer to your cookie baking prayers.

These delicious, buttery-flavored cookies bring a Kentucky butter cake to life in cookie form.

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Yes, you may have seen Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies at your local Crumbl bakery a while back (if you are lucky enough to have one nearby) and this is another copycat recipe that is just as good if not better. Plus, we’ve made them into miniature size so they are more manageable than the giant Crumbl version.

MINI CRUMBL IS THE PERFECT SIZE

Yes, Crumbl is known for their giant cookies. They are so big, in fact, they list them as 3.5-6.5 servings in their stores. What kind of monster eats 1/6 of a cookie?? I like my own perfectly round, un-touched cookie so mini cookies are right up my alley.

That’s right, we are so in love with our MINI Crumbl size that we made this week’s Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies mini as well!

If a delicious butter cake cookie isn’t your thing, try one of our other copycat recipes:  Crumbl Muddy Buddy Cookies, Crumbl Dirt Cake CookiesMini TwixPink Confetti Cake CookiesGalaxy Brownie CookiesChocolate Cake CookiesCookies and Cream Milkshake Cookies or the Churro Cookies

CRUMBL MUDDY BUDDIES COOKIES INGREDIENTS

Kentucky Butter Cake Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

  • Butter – The butter for this recipe should be softened.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Egg
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Vanilla – Go for the real vanilla extract and NOT the imitation.
  • Flour – All-purpose flour is all you need

Butter Sauce Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Water
  • Vanilla Extract

HOW TO MAKE KENTUCKY BUTTER CAKE COOKIES

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet. 

2. Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are blended.

3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

4. Add in flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until all combined.

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5. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon (or use a 1 tbsp cookie scoop) and roll into a dough ball. Repeat with all the dough to make about 24 cookies. Put 12 cookie balls to a tray. Slightly flatten each cookie dough ball.

Butter Cake Cookies

6. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookie is set and the bottom is just starting to brown.

PREPARE THE BUTTER SAUCE

1. Melt the butter, powdered sugar, water and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved but DO NOT boil the mixture.

2. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken up a bit.

3. Using a spoon or a pastry brush, brush each cookie with the warm butter sauce and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Crumbl Butter Cake Cookies

4. Enjoy these cookies WARM!

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kentucky butter cake cookies
kentucky butter cake cookies

Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies

Hollie Schultz
These delicious, buttery-flavored cookies bring a Kentucky butter cake to life in cookie form.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 93 kcal

Ingredients
  

Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Butter Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet. 
  • Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are blended.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add in flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until all combined.
  • Scoop out about 1 tablespoon (or use a 1 tbsp cookie scoop) and roll into a dough ball. Repeat with all the dough to make about 24 cookies. Put 12 cookie balls to a tray. Slightly flatten each cookie dough ball.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until cookie is set and the bottom is just starting to brown.

PREPARE THE BUTTER SAUCE

  • Melt the butter, powdered sugar, water and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved but DO NOT boil the mixture.
  • Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken up a bit.
  • Using a spoon or a pastry brush, brush each cookie with the warm butter sauce and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy these cookies WARM!

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 157IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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