Brittany Butter Cookies, Galettes Bretonnes


I have always had a soft spot for anything crispy, crack in the tooth that smells salty and tastes buttery with my tea or coffee.

Galettes Bretonnes are French butter cookies from Brittany (located North West of France). They are made with only a few ingredients; sugar, egg, salted butter and flour. They are flat and always decorated with a crisscross.

Serves: 25 (more or less depends of the size of the cookie cutter)


  • 400g of all purpose flour/plain flour
  • 100g of icing sugar
  • 180 of soft salted butter (facultative)
  • 1 egg
  • Some milk to assemble the dough
  • 1 egg yolk for the brush


  1. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl add the sifted flour and the sifted icing sugar.
  3. Add the soft butter and crumble the three ingredients with your fingers.
  4. Add 1 beaten egg and continue to mix (pour a little of milk) and mix until your form a dough.
  5. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  6. Floured a clean surface.
  7. With a rolling pin, flatten the dough (0,5 centimeters thickness).
  8. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  9. Use a round cookie cutter to make your galettes (6 centimeters for me) and transfer the galettes on the baking tray, proceed the same way for the rest of the dough.
  10. Brush with the 1 egg yolk and make crisscross with a fork (as seen in the picture).
  11. Bake for 25/30 minutes at 180C degrees or until the top is golden brown.
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

The galettes are crunchy, buttery and salty; perfect with a hot coffee or an aromatic tea.

Bonne dégustation!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. So delicious Linda…perfect cookies with tea:))

    1. Absolutely Shy 🙂

  2. Sherry M says:

    these look so very pretty!

    1. Thank you very much 🙂

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