Basic Cookie Dough

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This recipe is also great with a cup of your favourite chopped nuts. 
Preparation time10 minutes
Cooking time15-20 minutes
Servesapprox 20


500g butter, room temperature, chopped

1 ½ cups icing sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla essence

4 cups plain flour

1 cup custard powder

¹/³ cup milk


1. Preheat oven to moderate (180°C/160°C fan-forced). Grease and line baking trays.

2. Place butter, sugar and vanilla in the Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl. Using the Beater, mix on medium speed (5-7) until smooth and creamy.

3. Add flour, custard powder and milk. Mix on low speed (1-4) until combined.

4. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

5. Roll each portion of dough between 2 sheets of baking paper to 5mm thick. Use a 5cm round cutter to cut rounds from dough. Place cookies on prepared trays and bake for about 10-12 minutes swapping trays halfway through cooking. Cool ontrays.