Butter cookies are one of the most consumed cookies around the world. They are made with simple ingredients such as butter, wheat flour, sugar, and less frequently, eggs.
The exact origin of butter cookies is not clear. However, home-made high fat ratio Danish butter cookies, have been known, since the late 1800’s.3
Commonly used ingredients for the production:2
Eggs are used in some recipes to enhance cookies’ texture and enrich their taste. Leavening agents can also be used to add crispness.
Typical nutritional value of commercially available danish butter cookies per 100 g:4
These cookies have a high fat and sugar content. Their caloric value is 467 kcal/100 g cookies.4
Butter cookies are industrially produced through the following process:2
Butter cookies have a commercial item description established by the USDA of Style C. All ingredients used in its production are considered GRAS when following Good Manufacturing Practices.5
No specific regulations exist in the EU for these cookies. All core ingredients are considered safe when following Good Manufacturing Practices.
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