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AirBaked German Butter Cookies

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I always love cookies that has the "melt in the mouth" effect so when I first saw the recipe I was thrilled and can't wait to bake it (with the AirFryer...yay!). This will definitely be a perfect cookies for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration!

Some called it the German Melt-In-Your Butter cookies, whatever it is Butter is the main ingredient here so I will called it the German Butter Cookies. In Germany, there is also a similar recipe and it is bake during the Christmas season.

This is a really easy recipe and there is no complicated step to get the dough done, and you can also make these cookies into different flavor by adding additional 1 tbsp powder form flavoring (such as cocoa powder, matcha powder) or 1 tsp of liquid form flavoring (such as vanilla extract). But this time around I will make the plain/original flavor - butter!
AirBaked German Butter Cookies

125gm Butter (softened - not melted)
40gm Icing Sugar (I used brown sugar blitzed into powder form)
125 Potato Starch
80gm Plain Flour (All-purpose flour)

Optional - 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or 2 tbsp Cocoa/Matcha Powder


  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter and icing sugar till light and fluffy. (Optional: Add in the vanilla extract or cocoa/matcha powder and continue to beat until it is well combined) 
  • Add the potato starch and flour into the butter mixture. Use a spatula or hand to mix then form a soft dough (Tips: If the dough appears too soft and wet to shape, leave the dough to chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes) 
  • Preheat the AirFryer at 160°C. In the meantime, line the frying basket with an aluminium foil or baking sheet.
  • Roll dough into small balls and arrange them on the lined frying basket. Use a fork and press lightly on the small round dough (Tips: Dip the fork in water after each press to prevent the cookie dough from sticking to the fork) 
  • AirBake these cookies for 12-15 minutes (Tips: No need to bake the cookies till it turn brown) 

Updated on February 4, 2016:

Baked this cookies for Chinese New Year with a new twist - German Chocolate Marble Cookies.

Same recipe as mentioned above with additional of 1 tablespoon of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, once the dough is formed simply divide the dough into 2 portion (1 will be original and the other portion will be cocoa flavor). Combine a little of both portions to create a marble effect.

Happy Baking!

(adapted from Small Small Baker)

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  1. That cakes looks very delicious! :) I love how high-tech Philip's products are :)
    And super thanks for sharing that recipe, will definitely try it.. I love cooking!
    Thanks for sharing! Sun Brown

  2. Hi! This looks so good. Any idea if these can be baked in an oven?

    1. Hi there, sure you can bake it in oven. The temperature should be around 165-170°C. Happy Baking :)

  3. Hi Samantha, Can I use Corn starch or tapioca starch instead of potato starch?

  4. and the butter, is it unsalted?

    1. hi there! I'm so sorry for my super late reply! too caught up with work :(
      I have not tried other starch but you can definitely give corn/tapioca starch a try - it should still have the same texture.
      As for the butter, salted and unsalted also can be used - totally up to you :)