Old Fashioned Cookie, just like Grandma made Recipe

3 years ago written by

This Old fashioned cookie will remind you of Grandma’s cookies. This is one recipe that I will make again!


  • 560 g (4 x 250 ml) cake flour
    200 g (250 ml) white Sugar
    10 ml cream of tartar
    2,5 ml salt
    250 g butter
    5 ml bicarbonate of soda
    30 ml milk
    2 eggs (Large)
    5 ml vanilla essence
    extra sugar for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 180ºC.

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, cream of tartar and salt together.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk.
  4. Beat the eggs and add the vanilla essence.
  5. Add the bicarbonate of soda and beaten eggs to the flour mixture.
  6. Mix well to form smooth dough.
  7. Cover the dough with plastic foil and place in fridge for 30 minutes. 
  8. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to 4 mm thickness and press out with cookie cutter of your choice. Mine was almost to thick, so be careful of that.
  9. Place on greased baking tray.
  10. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until done.

Leave to cool and sprinkle with a little bit of white sugar. (Optional)


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