Munch-Crunch Cookies

Sweet, buttery vanilla cookies…sounds good huh?

Using a very simple recipe  from The Commonsense Cookery Book, I armed myself with my newly purchased Jamie Oliver Cookie Stamper and baked away!

Vanilla Cookies!

Vanilla Cookies!

Here is the recipe I used taken from The Commonsense Cookery Book.

Basic Biscuit Recipe (Vanilla)


  • 125g butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence or extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • egg or milk for glazing (optional)

To make:

  • Preheat oven to 150-160C and prepare a few cookie pans with grease proof paper
  • Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla
  • Beat the egg slowly into the mixture until combined
  • Add sifted flour and baking powder and mix into a soft dough
  • Place dough on a floured board, knead lightly
  • Divide mixture into two. Roll out one half and cut out circles/shapes with cookie cutters
  • Place shapes onto the pre-prepared cookie pans – brush on glazing
  • Repeat process with remaining dough
  • Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until very light brown
  • Allow to cool on the pan.
  • Eat!

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