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South African cookies: Simple golden biscuits for a gift or tea time snack

When you’re baking for lots of people, you need a recipe that can keep up. Our South African cookies are simple to make and great for the creative baker.

smooth South African cookies

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Do you love baking for your friends and family? If you do, you need to make big batches to fill-up tins for everybody. Our South African cookies are very simple to make and this recipe can make up to 100 cookies in one batch. They are however relatively plain, even if they are already tasty, but you can make something great with them. Depending on the gift, they can be decorated for any occasion.

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This dough can be relatively shaggy but you can still pipe large balls of it onto a greased oven pan. You can also break off chunks for a shaggier cookie. For something more, you can add some jelly sweets into the middle or even chocolate chips into the dough. To finish, sprinkle over some icing sugar or decorate with a colourful glaze or sprinkles. These golden cookies can go a very long way.

When you’re baking for lots of people, you need a recipe that can keep up. Our South African cookies are simple to make and great for the creative baker.

South African cookies recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: Dessert, SnackCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

100

cookies
Prep time

15

minutes
Baking Time

15

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups flour.

  • 10 g baking powder

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 4 eggs

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Put all dry ingredients into a bowl.
  • Work in the butter well.
  • Add well-beaten eggs
  • Break off small pieces of dough and put on to greased baking sheet.
  • Bake in 180°C oven for approximately 15 mins.

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Looking for more traditional cookie recipes to make for your friends and family? Have a look at our excellent recipe suggestions for you to try. There are many more old-school recipes like this one published in the Rustenburg Junior School Recipe Book in 1958.

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