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Outydse Soetkoekies
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5 from 2 votes

Outydse Soetkoekies

These Outydse Soetkoekies are the pinnacle of South African Cookie recipes. It's the only sugar cookie recipe you will ever want to make. No funny ingredients, just a simple, straightforward, amazingly deliciously crunchy cookie that turns out perfect every single time! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South African
Keyword: Baking, biscuits, cookies, Snack
Servings: 4 Dozen


  • 10 cups Flour
  • 500 g Butter
  • 10 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 cups Sugar
  • 6 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Lukewarm Water Use as required
  • Pinch Salt


  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar adding the eggs in one at a time while steadily beating.
  • Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. If the dough is too stiff, you may add a tablespoon of lukewarm water at a time until you reach the desired consistency. The dough should be more dry than wet, not sticky. If you have added too much water you may add a little flour again.
  • Cover the dough with cling film and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
  • Take the dough out of the fridge and allow to soften slightly at room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celcius and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to 4 mm thickness. I find that placing the dough between two sheets of baking paper does make it easier to roll out.
  • Press out with cookie cutter of your choice.
  • Bake in the oven at 180° Celcius for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, let cool a little and then place onto cooling rack to cool completely before placing it in an airtight container.


TIPS:  Easily half the ingredients to make fewer biscuits.