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Easy Sugar Cookies



40 piece(s)

Sugar Cookies

  • 300 grams plain flour
  • 150 grams raw sugar
  • 120 grams Butter, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla, Essence or paste
  • 1 tablespoons water, chilled
  • 6
    Preparation 20min
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 190C (fan forced oven)

  2. Place flour, sugar, chopped butter, egg, water and vanilla in TM jug - mix 30 seconds on speed 5.


  3. Turn out pastry onto a silicone mat or baking paper and press together to combine and shape into a smooth shape.  

  4. Wrap in silicone mat or cling film and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes

  5. When chilled, remove from fridge and place on floured bench or silicone mat.  Cover with a second mat or a piece of baking paper.

  6. Roll out until 1-2 mm thick

  7. Using a cutter, cut out shapes and place on baking paper lined oven tray.

  8. Bake until golden brown (which will depend on thickness of cookies, but generally between 8-12 minutes



These cookies were developed to have granules of sugar visible which add a nice texture and crunch.  If you prefer, you can mill the sugar first on speed 10 for 5-10 seconds, and then proceed with step 1.  

Once mixed, pastry should combine and hold together when pressed between fingers.  It it doesn't, add a little more water and knead for a few more seconds.

If, after chilling in refrigerator, the pastry is too sticky to easily roll, sprinkle with a little flour (both sides) until it is easy to work with. 

The thinner the cookies, the quicker they will cook, and  the crisper they will be after baking.

Additional flavourings such as cinnamon, ground ginger, orange or lemon zest, etc, could be added to the mix to created different variations.

The number of cookies made will depend on the size of the cutters used! If using a little teddy cutter, you will make many more than the suggested 40!


This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • Thanks for this great recipe Lou ! ...

    Submitted by HappeningJen on 14. June 2020 - 11:14.

    Thanks for this great recipe Lou !
    I have made these cookies a number of times.
    Jenny Jury

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  • Easy to make....

    Submitted by cyo on 18. April 2020 - 19:35.

    Easy to make.

    I made this with my 7 year old. Dough was easy to make.

    I needed to chill it a bit longer but it was easy enough to figure out what worked best for us (a little flour and rolling the dough between two baking paper sheets, then sliding the bottom sheet onto the tray after removing excess dough from the cut pieces).

    These are delicious, and we haven't even iced them yet. Will be making them again. Thank you for the recipe!

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  • DELICIOUS ! Been looking for so long for a cookie...

    Submitted by susan.cattell@hotmail.com on 31. March 2017 - 12:42.

    DELICIOUS ! Been looking for so long for a cookie reicipe that is yummy - all others i found to be really bland, but loved this one. I had to add quite a bit of flour to make it workable - but once i overcame that issue, it was so easy.

    Decorating cookies - here we come

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  • Amazing cookies!!!! i made

    Submitted by MummyMel on 10. May 2016 - 17:17.

    Amazing cookies!!!!

    i made them with Royal icing and turned them into cookie pops.

    so delicious I will be using this recipe for my daughters birthday party to make Peppa pig cookie pops

    thank you!

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  • Thank you for sharing such a

    Submitted by Ashyvan on 5. March 2016 - 20:24.

    Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!!!

    Ashley Van Niekerk - Thermomix Representative Mildura VIC 3500

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  • Worked perfectly first go

    Submitted by Trace_pat on 17. December 2015 - 17:08.

    Worked perfectly first go (using GF flour) and I don't bake! I made large sheep shaped cookies and they held their shape perfectly. Thanks so much, I didn't have time to trial any failed recipes! 

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  • Lovely recipe for cutting out

    Submitted by kezleetaylor on 24. November 2015 - 11:14.

    Lovely recipe for cutting out with various shaped cookie cutters.  

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  • Nice simple cookie recipe...I

    Submitted by kcherri80 on 27. October 2015 - 11:25.

    Nice simple cookie recipe...I milled the raw sugar first and my 3.5yo twins enjoyed using cookie cutters to cut out different shapes. Thanks for sharing.

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  • You can totally mill your

    Submitted by loulou121 on 26. October 2015 - 15:57.

    You can totally mill your sugar to caster sugar. I deliberately left it grainy because I love the effect of the sugar granules in it!  tmrc_emoticons.D Cooking 1

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  • Simply delicious ❤️  Miss 3

    Submitted by Lara Benito on 25. September 2015 - 10:07.

    Simply delicious ❤️  Miss 3 1/2 had a ball! 

    Yummy x Yummy x

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  • Held their shape perfectly,

    Submitted by Classmyth on 14. September 2015 - 10:43.

    Held their shape perfectly, and kept the imprint on the cookies. I might mill the sugar to caster next time and see if it changes it at all - we had sugar granules dotting our cookies.


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  • Thanks so much for the

    Submitted by loulou121 on 17. July 2015 - 14:03.

    Thanks so much for the feedback - great to know that gluten free flour works just as well!

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  • Thanks for such a lovely

    Submitted by Garfield on 14. July 2015 - 22:05.

    Thanks for such a lovely recipe. I made it with gluten free flour and they worked wonderfully.

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