Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes)

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Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. One of my grandma’s used to make these occasionally when I was a kid. I actually forgot all about them until I was going through a Surinamese cookbook, ‘ Groot Surinaams Kookboek’  (Extensive Surinamese Cookbook). I came across the recipe and decided to make them again. They were just as delicious as I remember them. I hope you’ll enjoy them as well.

How To Make Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes)

Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes) Recipe | Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 01

You’ll need flour, cornstarch, confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar), butter, baking powder, lemon zest and a nice handful of raisins and/or currants.

 

Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes) Recipe | Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 02

First, sift your flour, cornstarch and baking powder.

 

Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes) Recipe | Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 03

Next, add butter, sugar and lemon zest to a bowl and mix till creamy.

 

Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes) Recipe | Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 04

When the butter is creamy, add the flour mixture in small increments.

 

Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes) Recipe | Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 05

You should end up with a soft dough that’s easy to shape into a ball.

 

Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes) Recipe | Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 06

Roll little balls of the dough and put the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top with a raisin or currant and press the dough lightly. You could omit the raisins and currents, in that case, just press the balls slightly.

Bake in the oven for approximately 10-15 minutes, until golden.

 

Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes) Recipe | Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 07

Don’t these just look delicious?!

Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make. #recipe

If you think these look delicious, check out more Surinamese recipes on the site.

 

Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make. #recipe

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Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes)
Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make.
Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make.
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Rating: 5
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. Surinamese butter cookies are super easy to make.
Votes: 4
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 320°F/160°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour, cornstarch and baking powder and set aside.
  3. Add butter, sugar and lemon zest to a bowl and mix till creamy. When the butter is creamy, add the flour mixture in small increments.
  4. Roll little balls of the dough and put the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top with a raisin or current. and press the dough lightly. You could omit the raisins and currents, in that case, just press the balls slightly. 
  5. Bake in the oven for approximately 10-15 minutes, until golden.
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.

  • You can omit the raisins and currants if you don't want to add them.
  • Instead of lemon zest you could also use vanilla sugar or vanilla extract.

2 comments

  1. Christine
    16 September 2017

    There is not a measurement for the lemon zest in the ingredient list…

    1. Rachel (Cakies)
      16 September 2017

      Hi Christine,
      Thanks for noticing and letting me know! I added the measurement for it, it’s 1 teaspoon. 🙂

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