1. 80g softened butter

  2. 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar

  3. 2 tbsp (40ml) milk

  4. 1 teaspoon Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste

  5. 1 ½ cups (225g) self raising flour, sifted

  6. 1/3 cup (40g) custard powder, sifted


  1. Dr. Oetker Royal Icing

  2. 1 tsp Queen Strawb’ry & Cream Flavour for Icing

  3. 1-2 drops Queen Rose Pink Colouring

Method - Cookies

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 180C (fan forced). Line two baking trays with non stick baking paper.

  2. 2

    Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk and Queen Vanilla Bean Paste.

  3. 3

    Add the sifted flour and custard powder and mix with a large metal spoon to form a soft dough.

  4. 4

    Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place on the baking trays, pressing slightly to flatten. Allow room for spreading. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  5. 5

    Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.

Method - Icing

  1. 1

    Meanwhile place the Dr. Oetker Royal Icing in a bowl and gradually stir in enough cold water to form a firm paste. Add the Strawb'rry & Cream Flavour for Icing and 1-2 drops Rose Pink Colouring. Stir until the colouring is evenly mixed through the icing. If too much water is added to Royal Icing mixture and it is runnier than a firm paste, just stir in a little sifted icing sugar.

  2. 2

    When the cookies are cooled, take pairs and sandwich together with the pink icing mixture.

We love Dr.Oetker Royal Icing. It’s the same Queen recipe you know and love, with brand new packaging by our sister brand, Dr. Oetker.

See their full range of products on the Dr.Oetker Australia website.

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