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Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Preparation time:

15 mins + 1hr 30 chilling time

Cooking time:

10 - 12 mins


Makes approx 30


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Powdered sugar for rolling
  • Your favourite Beerenberg jam


Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside. Place butter and sugar into a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Switch to low speed before adding vanilla, egg and milk until combined. Gradually add the dry mixture until combined and dough starts to pull away from the bowl (firming up). Divide the dough in half, wrap in baking paper and chill for an hour in the fridge.

Sprinkle icing sugar on the surface where cookies will be rolled out. Roll out till ¼ inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Place on baking tray lined with baking paper. Put the trays of cookies in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking to prevent them from spreading too much in the oven.

Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes at 160ºC until edges are golden. Let them sit on baking tray for 2 minutes to cool before removing. When cookies are completely cool, sandwich them together with your favourite Beerenberg jam and enjoy!