Butter Biscuits


These are a family favourite – they don’t last very long in my house and they are so simple to make. Experiment with different shapes and decorations. Hope you enjoy them.

Buttery Butter Biscuits

Buttery Butter Biscuits


Butter biscuits


75g castor sugar

1 egg

65ml oil

250g butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

500g plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Cream butter until soft, then stir in oil. Add castor sugar and beat until light and fluffy. The consistency should be smooth and creamy. Add vanilla essence and beat well. Beat in egg. Sift flour and baking powder and mix into creamed mixture to make a fairly stiff dough. Roll out dough to 3-4mm thick on a lightly floured surface and cut out shapes with biscuit cutters. Place on baking sheets. Decorate biscuits with angelica and glace cherries and bake at 180C for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.


About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 23/03/2013, in Biscuits, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wslm. I know this is probably a silly question for u but I don’t have a scale and would like to know how do I get the messurement for the 75g castor sugar in ml. I’m not an expert by any means and always look for easy recipies to make. Shukran so much for you’re delicious easy recipies. Have tried a few and some came out quite well I think. Again shukran.

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