Miniature Butterflies


Preparation info

  • Makes

    6 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

This batter is usually used to make delicate, crisp cookies known as cigarettes.

The butterflies are a finishing touch for Duchess Cake.


  • 7 tablespoons (100 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • cups (125


Advance Preparations

Trace a butterfly pattern using the one on the following page as a guide onto a piece of thin cardboard. (The cardboard from a shoe box is the perfect thickness.) Carefully cut out the butterfly shape to give you a pattern for forming the cookies.

Baking Preparations

At least 15 minutes before baking, position the rack