Vanilla Sugar Cookies

This week I decided to bake some biscuits. I really wanted to go old school and bake the sugar cookies I used to eat in primary school at lunch time, so I found a recipe and gave it a go!


  • 300g of caster sugar
  • 300g of unsalted butter
  • 500g of plain flour (plus extra for rolling)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence



  1. Into a mixing bowl add the sugar, vanilla and the eggs and mix well.
  2. Add the butter and sift in the flour then keep mixing until a dough forms together.
  3. Knead the dough lightly with your hands on a flour dusted counter (the dough may be quite sticky so don’t use the flour sparingly!)
  4. Wrap the dough in cling film or put it in a plastic bag and place it in the fridge to chill for 2 hours.
  5. Roll out the dough to roughly 5mm on a flour dusted counter (if the dough is too soft, wrap it back up and put it in the fridge again for 10-15 minutes).
  6. Cut the shapes of your biscuits using a cutter of your choice and place in the oven (170C, 325F or gas mark #3) for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits. You want the cookies to be light golden brown without being raw in the middle.

This made 30 medium-sized biscuits for me but it depends on the size your cutter is as to how many you get out of the mixture!



To decorate my biscuits I used icing sugar and water and added food colouring, then I spread it evenly across the cookie and added sprinkles of my choice. However the thing I like about this recipe is that you can make it for any time of the year and decorate to that theme, such as birthdays, Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc.


Thank you for reading!

Jade Anna x


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