Sweet sugar cookies

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Sweet Sugar Cookies – Your holiday tea-time treat

Sweet Sugar Cookies are crumbly, buttery and perfect every time. Wrap them up as a gift or bring them out at your next tea party.

Sweet sugar cookies

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The holidays are coming up and we know you love baking goodies for your friends and family. Cookies are and have always been a holiday favourite and they are even a great gift. Sweet Sugar Cookies are always enjoyed by everybody and you always need more. Well, this recipe is simple and you can easily make a whole lot of batches. They are great for those mini tea time treats with your friends too. Sugar cookies are just the best.

You probably already have all of these ingredients at home and if you’re a seasoned baker, know how to create something great. Let your creativity run free with all sorts of shapes and moulds for your cookies. Sprinkle them with chocolate sprinkles or icing with fun graphics. They are a great platform for creativity and always come out perfect. Wrap them up in a nice tin and give them as gifts to your friends and family too.

Sweet Sugar Cookies are crumbly, buttery and perfect every time. Wrap them up as a gift or bring them out at your next tea party.

Sweet Sugar Cookies

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Recipe by Kirsty du Toit Course: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
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  • 2 ¾ cups 2 ¾ all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp 1 baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 baking powder

  • 1 cup 1 butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 sugar

  • 1 1 egg

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Make sure your butter is soft.
  • Beat the egg and the vanilla essence to your butter/sugar mixture. Thereafter, gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Mix until all combined.
  • Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place them onto a lightly greased baking tray. Use a little spray and cook. Remember your batter is already made up of butter so a lot of greasing isn’t necessary. Remember to also allow enough space between each ball for the cookie to bake and form.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. When you take them out of the oven they will still be slightly soft – this is perfectly normal.
  • Remove cookies from the hot baking tray and allow them to cool and harden on a separate tray or cookie sheet until they reach your desired texture. Some individuals like them semi-hard, some like them crisp.


  • Best enjoyed with a hot cup of tea. Enjoy!

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