Easy to make, freezes well and oh, so good!

December 10, 2014 | | Desserts | Food | Recipes | Winter 2014 Recipe Contest

Boterkoek – is the Dutch word for Buttercake.
It is a type of shortbread that is pretty much a standard recipe in most Dutch homes. Easy to make, freezes well and oh, so good! This is my version…..


Recipe submitted by: Joanne Crease


Depends on size of pieces you cut

Prep Time

10-15 minutes

Cook Time

30 - 45 minutes


30 - 45 minutes



  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Use almond extract rather than vanilla extract for a different flavour


  1. Beat softened butter and sugar together until well mixed and creamy
  2. Add egg and vanilla to mixture and cream together
  3. Mix baking powder and flour separately
  4. Stir flour/baking powder into butter mixture and combine well
  5. Place dough into 8.5 - 9 inch pan and press mixture down gently
  6. Bake in preheated oven - 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until top is golden brown
  7. Cool on racks and cut into desired size
  8. Caution: the mixture will double in height while baking - so make sure your pan is no more than 1/2 full - an oven "butter fire" is not a lot of fun :)

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