traditional soetkoekies

Traditional Soetkoekies: Delightful teatime bite. Image: Lindsay Samuels.

Traditional Soetkoekies – The ultimate South African teatime treat

Switch on the kettle and get ready for a delightful snack that will never go out of fashion.

traditional soetkoekies

Traditional Soetkoekies: Delightful teatime bite. Image: Lindsay Samuels.

If there is one tasty cookie that hits the spot every time for teatime, it is definitely traditional soetkoekies. They are tasty, sweet and crunchy. Just the bite you want to dip into a cup of hot coffee or tea before enjoying the melting deliciousness on your palate.

These traditional soetkoekies are the same snack grandma used to bring out to the delight of her grandchildren.

Soetkoekies can also be made up as a thoughtful gift. Just use some beautiful cookie cutters to create a variety of beautiful shapes. And when your soetkoekies have been baked and cooled down, bring out your cookie decorating gear and decorate your traditional soetkoekies as a personalised gift.

So, switch on the kettle and get ready for a delightful snack that will never go out of fashion.

Traditional Soetkoekies Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Recipe by Lindsay Samuels Course: SnacksCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Cooling Time

120

minutes
Total time

2

hours 

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 g butter, softened

  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • 190 g (half a can) condensed milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon corn flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Method

  • Cream the butter with an electric mixer then the add icing sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the condensed milk and vanilla and mix until well combined. Add egg and beat till smooth.
  • Sift the flour, corn flour and baking powder into mixture and stir until a soft dough is formed.
  • Wrap the dough in cling wrap and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours OR until the dough is chilled.
  • Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  • Roll out the dough to 5 mm thickness and cut the biscuits to the desired shape and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Once cooled, dust with castor sugar and enjoy!

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