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Crisp butter biscuits


Crisp butter biscuits

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 - 15 minutes

Serves: Makes about 24

Tea time treats have never been this good.


200g butter or margarine, softened

125ml (105 g) castor sugar

5ml vanilla essence

450ml (250 g) Snowflake cake flour

60ml (30 g) cornflour

2ml salt

Icing sugar for dusting


  • Cream butter and sugar together. Add essence.
  • Sift flour, cornflour and salt together. Add to creamed mixture and mix to a soft dough.
  • Roll dough into heaped teaspoon-size balls and place onto greased baking trays, leaving enough space for spreading. Press down lightly with a fork.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 12 - 15 minutes, or until golden brown in colour. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Dust lightly with icing sugar before serving. Store in an airtight container.