4.89 from 9 votes

Miffy Petit Beurre

This dough holds it’s shape and any detail of the cookie would not be lost during baking. It's perfect for your favorite cutters.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cut out cookies, miffy petit beurre, petit beurre recipe
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 50 cookies
Calories 42 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 1/2 cup sugar 100 g
  • 1/2 cup salted or unsalted butter 100 g
  • 1/3 cup water 63 ml
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or 00 flour 250 g
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4 g


  1. In a saucepan, add the water, sugar, salt, and butter.  Bring to a boil over low heat and wait until the butter is completely melted. Pour into a mixing bowl add vanilla then let stand for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add flour and baking powder and stir with a spoon until the mixture is smooth and soft. When the mixture is soft quickly knead by hand until smooth. Press into flattened disc or square. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. 

  3. The refrigeration will solidify the butter. Remove from refrigerator and roll out Roll dough approx 3/16-inch (between 1/8-1/4 inch). Cut with cookie cutter.

  4. Place on baking sheet bake in a preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Makes about 3 dozen small Miffy's.

Recipe Notes

No waste here:  The cookie dough scraps can be kneaded together over again to cut out more cookies.  Repeat this process until all the dough has been used.  

Nutrition Facts
Miffy Petit Beurre
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.