Sunday, May 9

Quick & Easy Butter Biscuit Recipe


These deliciously creamy butter biscuits, also known as Melting Moments, are a South African favourite of note. They are so simple to make, yet taste like magic. The great thing about butter biscuits is they give you plenty of room to explore your baking creativity. Forget munching on simple round biscuits, this butter biscuit recipe from Snowflake encourages you to experiment with different shapes and decorations for a fun and delicious treat.

Unlike many other biscuits with a crumbly texture, this biscuit recipe with butter as the key ingredient, results in a biscuit with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Enjoy these morish bites with a hot cup of tea on a winter’s day and watch your worries melt away.

Butter biscuits recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 – 15 minutes
Serves: Makes about 24


200g butter or margarine, softened
125ml (105 g) castor sugar
5ml vanilla essence
450ml (250 g) Snowflake cake flour
60ml (30 g) cornflour
2ml salt
Icing sugar for dusting


Cream butter and sugar together. Add essence.

Sift flour, cornflour and salt together. Add to creamed mixture and mix to a soft dough.

Roll dough into heaped teaspoon-size balls and place onto greased baking trays, leaving enough space for spreading. Press down lightly with a fork.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 12 – 15 minutes, or until golden brown in colour.

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Dust lightly with icing sugar before serving. Store in an airtight container.

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While you’re in the kitchen, try this recipe for Cheats Crème Caramel.


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