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32Total Time
20Prep Time
12Bake Time

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Simple and scrumptious vanilla sugar cookies. These would be great served with a cup of hot chocolate or wrapped up and given as a gift.

32Total Time
20Prep Time
12Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Step 2:

    Add the egg and the vanilla bean paste and mix well. Sift in the flour and thoroughly mix to a dough. Split the dough in half.

  3. Step 3:

    Take two sheets of baking paper and lay one on your work surface. On top place one half of the cookie dough. Top with the second sheet of baking paper.

  4. Step 4:

    Roll out the dough, between the two sheets to approximately 4mm thick.

  5. Step 5:

    Place the rolled out dough, still in the baking parchment, in the fridge to
    chill for half an hour. Repeat with the second piece of cookie dough.

  6. Step 6:

    Preheat the oven to 160°C , 140°C fan, gas 4.

  7. Step 7:

    Once the dough is nicely chilled it will be much easier to cut out perfect

  8. Step 8:

    Cut out the cookies using your chosen cutter and place on a greased or lined baking sheet, chill again for a further 15 minutes or until they are completely hard again. The chilling stops the cookies from spreading and will help them keep their shape.

  9. Step 9:

    Keep re-rolling the scraps and chilling again between two sheets of baking paper until you have used up all the dough.

  10. Step 10:

    Bake in the oven for approximately 12 minutes until the cookies are golden brown on the edges. Baking times will vary depending on the size of cutter you are using, times here are based on a 2 1/2" cookie.

  11. Step 11:

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • For the Dough

    • 225g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 225g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 Free range large egg
    • 1 tbsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste
    • 375g Allinson's plain white flour


  • Cookie cutter
  • Baking tray

Nutritional Information

per 31g
  • 164cal Energy
  • 7.9g Fat
  • 4.9g of which Saturates
  • 21g Carbohydrates
  • 9.6g of which Sugars
  • 1.9g Protein
  • 0.01g Salt

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