• Makes 50
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients


This cookie recipe is an old recipe passed down through my family. A favourite at our house, I’d bake this often as a youngster.

Ingredients (makes 50 cookies, depending on size)

  • 125ml Unsalted Butter
  • 250gm Sugar (white or raw)
  • 1 Egg
  • 30ml Milk
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 625gm Plain Flour
  • 2.5gm Salt
  • 10gm Baking Powder
  • Additional sugar for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Beat butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Bring together as a reasonably firm dough. Leave for 1 hour in a cool spot.
  3. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Roll out dough to approximately 3mm thick and cut out shapes as desired. Grease baking tray and place cookies approximately 2.5cm apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.


This recipe makes 30-60 cookies, depending on size. I have made up to 60 small cookies (round, indented with a fork) and 30 large pressed cookies (see photo for example). Works well with chocolate or caramel chips. Works very well for pressed cookies. In the photo, I used Fred Dino presses - make sure the dough is cold when pressing and chill shapes for a few minutes before baking to ensure the shapes hold well while baking.

  • Looks a great recipe with all the upcoming holiday baking season!


  • I’ve saved this recipe as it looks so simple, but very tasty. Very easy for the kids to help too. Great recipe.


  • I hope mine looks as good as yours do. Thanks.


  • Sugar cookies are so welcomed here and using this recipe should be easier, As only have one for a cookie press. Thank you for this.


  • Fantastic recipe these dinosaurs look great! My kids would have a ball making these.


  • Can’t wait to try this. I made them a tin of condensed milk . It will be nice to try this version


  • Sugar cookie dough is my ultimate weakness. I never make enough biscuits because I eat too much of the dough.


  • wow the shapes look amazing! Sounds like a really simple recipe too!


  • I love the dinasour shapes.


  • i love those dino shapes! they look great!


  • Love a cookie recipe handed down,must try! Thanks.


  • Thanks for sharing these delicious looking sugar cookies – love the shapes too!


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