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Vanilla Snap Biscuits made in under an hour

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? These vanilla biscuits are buttery, delicious, and best of all, easy to make in under one hour.

Are you pressed for quality time with your child? Why not head to the kitchen with them and make these easy vanilla snap biscuits? Here’s how to make them in under one hour:


  • 185g butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Icing sugar, to serve

10 Easy steps

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. Process the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Add the flour, egg, and egg yolk and process again to form a smooth dough.
  4. Knead the dough lightly, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough between sheets of non-stick baking paper until 5mm thick.
  6. Cut the dough into shapes with cookie cutters.
  7. Place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool on wire cooling racks.
  10. To serve, decorate with icing or dust with icing sugar.

Expert tip: These biscuits store well in an airtight container for up to a month. Alternatively, make the whole batch of dough and freeze half of it rolled into 5cm – diameter rolls. To use, cut into discs, press down with a fork to make a pattern, and bake as above.

Variation Choc chip: Add a handful of chocolate drops Lemon and orange: Grate the rind of one lemon and one orange, and add to the dough mixture for delicious citrus-flavoured biscuits Cherry: Chop a few cherries, dust them with flour, and mix them into the dough  

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