Easy biscuit recipe for cooking with the kids

Easy biscuit recipe for cooking with the kids

This is a brilliant butter biscuit recipe for when you want to cut special shapes for an afternoon of fun or for a themed birthday party. This is a great baking recipe for kids to get involved in and have fun in the kitchen, too.


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Top tip from Sam (34): ‘When I’m visiting friends, if there’s something special going on like a baby shower, I use this easy biscuits recipe to make pram and rattle shaped biscuits then I decorate them with pale pink and blue icing. People LOVE getting homemade butter biscuits, it always raises a smile.’

Ingredients
250g butter (cut into small pieces, softened)
140g caster sugar
300g sifted plain flour
1 egg yolk
2tsp vanilla extract

Make the butter biscuits dough

  • Mix the butter and sugar together until its really light and fluffy looking.
  • Break the egg and separate the yolk and white, keeping the yolk and adding it to the butter and sugar mix.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Add half the flour and mix well, then add the rest and mix slowly until you’ve got a nice dough that’s not too wet.
  • Knead the dough into a ball. Leave it in the bowl and put it in the fridge for half an hour to chill.
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Make biscuit shapes

  • Roll out the dough to about the thickness of a pound coin.
  • Cut circles with the rim of a clean glass or use cookie cutters to make shapes.
  • If you want to make more complicated shapes, you’ll find this kind of dough easy to cut however you want, with a small sharp knife.

Bake your butter biscuits

  • Grease a baking tray and lay out the biscuits with a little gap between each.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (gas mark 4) for 1215 minutes.
  • Don’t forget that they will harden more when they’re cooling so take them out of the oven when they are still a little bit soft.
  • Carefully slide them off the tray and cook on a rack.
  • Decorate them with writing icing and store in an airtight box... if you don’t end up eating them all straight away!

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black2

black2

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sounds easy i will try this thanks

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Mapkpam

Mapkpam

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How many does this recipe make?

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sai1104

sai1104

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Made these biscuits kids absolutely loved them an alternative to normal my shortbread biscuits by adding the.egg..a must try for all kids

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valerius

valerius

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I can't wait to try this recipe for biscuits, it is different to the one I already use as it has an egg yolk in it which should make it fairly rich, I think, and will make a crisp biscuit. The uses for biscuit recipes are endless, as in bases for flans and individual tarts , and of course all sorts of shapes- lovely !!

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