Traou mad Butter Cookies- Natrel Greatest Dessert Exchange

Ooh, la, la. Breton style butter cookies.  So good, so delicious, so easy and now all families can rejoice, even those that are lactose intolerant can enjoy the buttery good thanks to the folks at Natrel for making Lactose Free butter!  A first in Canada, so now you can enjoy butter without the discomfort!  When I received Natrel’s new butter to get some inspiration for this post, I was wondering what to bake with salted butter.  I love butter.  I use butter for everything and I am a butter snob.  I’ve enjoyed all kinds of butter.  From cultured butter to buying expensive butter from France so I was already a fan of Natrel’s butter the first day  I saw it, at my local Sobey’s. The new Natrel Lactose Free butter is now available in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic regions whereas the Organic butter is available in Ontario and Quebec.  I appreciate the simple, yet high-quality ingredients(look fo the Agropur logo) and love that sea salt is used in their butter.  No colouring added and made with only 2 ingredients, as butter should be. Nothing artificial in 250g of buttery goodness.  Natrel’s Organic Sea Salt butter is made simply from only two ingredients: cream from dairy farms that respect the principles of organic agriculture and sea salt.

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Traou mad means the ‘good things’ in Breton so along with Natrel’s new butter line which is a ‘good thing’, I’d like to share with you how to bake this buttery goodness, salted French version of shortbread cookies.  

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2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup of sugar
2 oz of honey
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup of Natrel salted butter(Organic if you’re not sensitive to dairy or Lactose Free)
A pinch of salt ( I used French Grey Sea Salt, but use any kind of sea salt)

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Make a well in the middle and add pieces of butter(room temp.), honey and egg yolks.  Mix well to make a good dough.

Grab your cling wrap and roll it out into a sausage form, about 2 inches wide. Once rolled, refrigerate for 3-4 hours.  Just before you’re about to bake these beauties, grab your muffin tin(you want Traou mad’s to stay round) and preheat the oven to 350F.

Slice dough 1cm thick and place in muffin tin.  Bake for 10 minutes and voila, you have your own Traou mad.   If you have a round, flat-bottomed cup, egg cup, shot glass etc after you’ve pulled them out you can place them in the middle and press down for the traditional Traou mad cookie.  Once the pan has cooled,  just flip the muffin over, tap and let the cookies fall out.  Be careful, if too thin they may break.  Makes about 60 cookies in a 12 piece muffin tin.


No need to travel to Paris to buy Traou mad, well, okay maybe we do.  There is always a reason to travel to France, swoon…  I hope you try this simple yet lovely recipe and check out the new butters from Natrel.

Do you want to see and try more from Natrel? Check out their newest campaign, #NatrelDessertExchange.

Bake with delicious Natrel products, share with a loved one and invite them to do the same to spread joy this season. Buy a nice cookie tin and you have a lovely treat to gift.

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  1. Rebecca Bryant | 4th Jan 17

    I like the idea of Lactose=Free. My mom has issue with lactose and this would make baking fro her so much easier.

  2. April Hammond | 4th Jan 17

    I love the idea of organic butter and also lactose free butter. Those cookies sound amazing, I am going to have to try them for my family.

  3. Tina | 4th Jan 17

    A butter snob lol I love butter too! These cookies look amazing. I am pretty sure I would love them too! Yum!

  4. Ashley | 4th Jan 17

    Those cookies look delicious. I have never heard of that brand but will keep an eye out for it!

  5. Claudia Krusch | 4th Jan 17

    I will have to try this lactose free butter. I am always looking for new recipes to try. These look so delicious.

  6. Melissa | 4th Jan 17

    These cookies look scrumptious and I love that you can make them with lactose free butter! Definitely going to try this recipe!

  7. Bree | 4th Jan 17

    Oh wow, I have never heard of these before. They look delicious!

  8. Emily | 5th Jan 17

    Oh these looks delicious! I have such a sweet tooth and love pretty much any cookie. I have never tried these before, but they are something I definitely want to try.

  9. Molly Kumar | 5th Jan 17

    The cookies look so delicious. I’ve never heard of Natrel Lactose Free Butter and I’m definitely going to share the info with many of my lactose intolerant friends.

  10. Treen Goodwin | 30th Jan 17

    yummy these sound amazing , a must try thanks for sharing 🙂 butter makes everything taste better 😉

  11. Debbie White Beattie | 31st Jan 17

    These cookies look really delicious. But the thing I like the most is the hallowed out part because I would add things like jam or nutella or some chopped berries. Yummy !

  12. Julie | 2nd Feb 17

    Sounds like a great recipe, I’d love to try it out!

  13. Victoria Ess | 6th Feb 17

    Those cookies look so good! I didn’t know they made lactose free butter!

  14. kathy downey | 24th Nov 18

    I will have to try this lactose free butter,I actually didn’t know you could buy it !

  15. kristen visser | 25th Nov 18

    now this is something i can make 🙂 simple but delish and you could add a little fruit on top and/or whipped cream

  16. wendy hutton | 26th Nov 18

    this cookies look so delicious, didn;t know they made lactose free butter

  17. jan | 26th Nov 18

    We do not have the lactose free butter in our region yet, but what a great option! And, I have never heard of Traou mad Butter Cookies, but they’ve made my list of cookies to make for the holidays.

  18. Laurie P | 27th Nov 18

    Definitely a must try this holiday season!

  19. Christine F | 27th Nov 18

    I absolutely need to try this! I love that i can have the kids decorate the centers too!!

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