Baking biscuits can be fun especially during the festive seasons and with children’s Easter holidays round the corner this basic biscuit recipe is ideal to try out with your little ones.This basic biscuit recipe has just 4 main ingredients; you can add other flavours to the biscuit or make a variety of flavoured biscuits.
100g Plain flour
65g Butter (left out at room temperature)
50g Caster Sugar
¼ inch Vanilla pod (optional)
¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
½ tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Almond powder
Cooking time: (Approx.) 40 minutes Oven temp: 180oC (350oF / Gas Mark 4) Makes: 16 – 20
Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
Split the vanilla pod lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Mix the vanilla seeds with the butter and sugar mixture. Add the flour and mix well. Alternatively, subsitute the vanilla pod for other flavours at this stage.
Once mixed knead the dough until it forms a ball. If the dough is a little sticky sprinkle some flour.
Wrap your biscuit dough in cling film and place in the fridge for 5 – 10 minutes. Roll out your biscuit dough (not to thin nor too thick roughly 5mm thick). Cut the dough to your desired shape and place it on a greased baking tray.
Cook the biscuits for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let the biscuits cool on a cooling rack before decorating. Below are some suggestions on how to decorate your
- Half chocolate covered biscuits – melt good quality dark chocolates and dip half the biscuit into the melted chocolate leave to dry on a cooling rack
- White chocolate – as above
- Icing – decorate with icing either using various designs or write messages
- Desiccated coconut / Crushed hazelnuts – Sprinkle on top of your fillings
Makes sure the decorations on the biscuits has set before serving them. Store the biscuits in an airtight container.