the only cookie recipe you'll ever need




Yield 20 cookies

This cookie recipe is the only one you'll ever need. With so many awesome variations, it's the biscuit to build on!


125g butter

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups self raising flour


Cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the egg and the vanilla, beat well.

Gradually add the flour and mix into a stiff paste.

Roll into balls and place on lined trays.  Bake at 180C until golden.


Awesome Variations:

jam drop recipe

Jam Drops

Before baking make a hollow in each biscuit ball and fill each hollow with a little bit of your favourite jam. Bake until golden.

Chocolate Cookies

Add 1/2 cup brown sugar during the creaming and 1/2 cup of cocoa with the flour.

smarties cookies recipe

Smarties Cookies

Push smarties into the top of your biscuits for colourful lunch box treats.

Coconut Cookies

For coconut cookies add 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut to the mixture.

Choc Chip Cookies

For chocolate chip cookies add 100g of chocolate chips (or pieces of a chocolate bar) to the mix.

Cornflake Cookies

To make cornflake cookies add a 1/2 cup of sultanas (or any dried fruit) and 3/4 cup of crushed cornflakes to the mix.

Courses Baking

Cuisine Baking

Recipe by Cooker and a Looker - Australian Home Cooking at