Whether you want to make Christmas cookies or Easter cookies or just plain cookies: this is my go to recipe for sand cookies!

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.


What you'll need

  • 180 grams of Butter*
  • 140 grams of Powdered Sugar
  • 300 grams of Flour
  • 2 Egg Yolks*
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

*Make sure these ingredients are at room temperature.


What you'll need

  • Paddle or Dough Hook Attachment(s)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Big Mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Silicone Spatulas
  • Silicone Baking Mat
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Baking Paper
  • Optional: Stack of paper or a Rolling Pin Ring of 3 millimetres thick*
  • Optional: Extra Flour or Plastic wrap**

*This makes it easier to roll out the dough to 3 millimetres thick.
**You'll need to pick one, either put some flour on your rolling pin or place plastic wrap over the cookie dough and then roll it out.



  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Beat the butter with an electric mixer. Add in the powdered sugar, a little at a time. Mix until it's well incorporated.
  3. Now add the egg yolks and the vanilla extract, mix until it's well incorporated.
  4. Add in the flour and mix well one more time. Make sure to scrape down the bowl.
  5. Shape the dough into a rectangle or ball, whichever you prefer, and wrap it in some plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate the cookie dough for an hour.
  7. Place your cooled cookie dough on a baking mat and roll it out to about 3 millimetres thick.
    NOTE: Place plastic wrap on top of the dough to roll it out or use a little bit of flour so the dough won't stick to your rolling pin.
  8. Cut out whatever shapes you'd like and place the cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  9. Place the tray in the oven and bake the cookies for about 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
    NOTE: Once they're done the bottom will be slightly browned.
  10. Let them cool completely before handling, or they'll crumble.

Leftover dough: Gather it up and repeat steps 5 through 8.

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