Vanilla Cookies – straight from the Edmonds Cookery Book

I was in the mood to bake – but didn’t have a lot of time so a couple of batches of biscuits seemed like a good idea. It really is quick to bake biscuits and who doesn’t love a homemade biscuit with a cup of tea or coffee?

First up the family favourite Chocolate Chip cookies. Usually I use a cookie dough scoop however mine has broken – 1 tablespoon of mix rolled and then flattened with a fork and voila! 🙂 each cookie looks slightly different but thats baking isn’t it? Not perfect but still yummy. While they were baking I mixed up the next batch.

I grabbed my Edmonds Cookery Book and headed for the Vanilla Biscuit recipe. As you can see from the picture this recipe has been one of my go-to’s ever since I a) got the book and b) started baking.


  • 125g butterVanilla Biscuits!
  • 225g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste, or essence
  • 1 egg
  • 225g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50g sultanas

Cream the butter and sugar with vanilla paste or essence. Add the egg and stir through. Mix in the dry ingredients.

Roll into balls – tablespoons – and flatten with a fork on a prepared tray. bake for 15-20 minutes at 190°c.

Now isn’t that the most simplest recipe you have ever read? Now give it a go and perhaps it will become one of your go-to’s as well!

Happy baking xx




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Hi, my name is Sharon, and I live in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. I started my cooking blog as a hobby during my 'gap year' - 'lessonstodate' to share my family recipes and some personal accounts that come with being a mum, and grandmother - and corporate worker. My love of taking photos had taken a back-seat but recently after spending time on my own while my husband travelled, I found myself picking up my camera again. It really is good company! Looking out at the world and watching it unfold; you don't have to participate in it, just watch and wonder. Sharon

One thought on “Vanilla Cookies – straight from the Edmonds Cookery Book

  1. Notebook opened. Taking notes. Thanks for the valuable post. I wish more people would talk about this subject as in depth as you.


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