Buckwheat Butter Cookies with Cacao Nibs

June 13, 2013
3 Stars
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Makes 1 batch
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar (scant)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
In This Recipe
  1. Whisk together flours and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in vanilla and cacao nibs.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
  4. Press and roll the dough into a long log, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or you can freeze it for up to 2 months).
  5. Preheat oven to 350 and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper (don't skip this! they are very buttery!).
  6. Slice the logs thinly with a sharp knife and bake for 12-14 minutes, until they begin to brown at the edges. Let cool completely before taste-testing!

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  • Posie (Harwood) Brien
    Posie (Harwood) Brien
  • Janet
  • SashaAlexander
  • Jin

7 Reviews

Janet December 24, 2020
I *really* like the flavor of these (like a grown-up chocolate chip cookie that you eat slowly to get the chocolate flavor from each bite), but they did not hold together for me, even after freezing the dough, slicing, and re-chilling before baking. They melted into wide discs that crumble with little handling. Maybe it needs just a little bit more flour (APF or buckwheat) to hold together?
SashaAlexander October 17, 2019
I made this recipe last night, chilled the cookie log overnight and started slicing this morning....but half the log crumbled into pieces. I baked the slices that remained intact. I realize that they should taste better with time but right now they are an acquired taste. If I made them again I would probably eliminate all the buckwheat flour and use oat flour for a different flavor. I'm curious what other bakers say about these cookies....
Jin April 8, 2019
Appears to be missing a step in the directions.
Author Comment
Posie (. April 8, 2019
All fixed!
Jodi M. July 7, 2019
You still don’t seem to have the flour added to the butter mixture step here. At least not what I’m seeing from my phone. Hmmm.
Satchid July 15, 2019
That step is still missing:) I combined the wet and dry ingredients by hand.
Author Comment
Posie (. July 15, 2019
Thanks for catching that! Just tried again...hopefully is now actually fixed!