Last updated on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 02:01 pm

*Makes approx. 40 cookies
*Preparation time: approx. 60 minutes


  • 185g butter
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 2½ cups plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk, extra
  • Icing sugar to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180?C. Process the butter, sugar and vanilla in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Add the flour, egg and egg yolk and process again to form a smooth dough.
  3. Knead the dough lightly, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out the dough between sheets of non-stick baking paper until 5mm thick.
  5. Cut the dough into shapes using cookie cutters and place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper.
  6. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks
  7. To serve, dust with icing sugar.

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