Butter piped cookies

1 cup unsalted butter softened (226g)
3/4 cup granulated sugar 150g
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour¹ 265g

Preheat oven 375F (190C)
In a large bowl (or, preferably, in the bowl of a stand mixer), combine butter and sugar and beat together with an electric mixer until creamy and very well-combined.
Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, and salt and beat well. Pause to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure that all ingredients are well incorporated.
With the mixer on low speed, gradually add flour until the flour is completely combined. Again you should pause to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl… CONTINUE READING NEXT PAGE