Basic biscuit dough

Basic biscuit dough

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes about 30 cookies

This simple recipe for cookie dough can be adapted to suit your tastes- experiment with different shapes and flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
118
protein
1g
carbs
13g
fat
7g
saturates
4g
fibre
0g
sugar
5g
salt
0.13g
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Ingredients

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour

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Method

Mix 250g softened butter and 140g caster sugar in a large bowl with a wooden spoon, then add 1 egg yolk and 2 tsp vanilla extract and briefly beat to combine. Sift over 300g plain flour and stir until the mixture is well combined – you might need to get your hands in at the end to give everything a really good mix and press the dough together.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2007

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lindsayee28's picture
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Me and my 6yr old daughter made these last night before bedtime, we made plain biscuits as we are going to decorate later for halloween.....the only problem we came across is the fact I am going to have to make some more because my 2 children have eaten half of them. They are very easy to make and taste fantastic. I wouldn't recommend using less flour, we had to use more when it came to rolling, but will use the clingfilm idea when we make some more....Left the dough in the fridge to chill for 1 hour, cooked on gas mark 4 for 15mins, turned out perfect.

thewinterfairy1's picture
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i am baking this one at the moment but i hve had 2 use much more flour but they look yummy :)

wolfmoon's picture
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very easy, quick, made a large batch of choc chip cookies, nomnom :)

nainscough's picture

very buttery! next time I will reduce the amount as I felt it was just too much. Lovely apart from that though

oakleighfarm's picture
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Made these for my sisters birthday, and they went down a treat!!!

angusbjorn's picture
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Great biscuit recipe,easy to follow. We added chocolate powder and cut them into bat and witches hat shapes for halloween and decorated them with coloured icing and silver balls. They were delicious. Easy to roll out if you take your time.

kimscakes81's picture
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This does seem a lot of butter. I did find the dough very hard to roll, having to add plenty more flour to stop it sticking.
They took a good 16 mins to cook. Plenty of mixture. I don't think its the best recipe to follow. However biscuits did turn out ok.

mwessy's picture
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Have made these biscuits several times - always a winner. Have learnt to be patient and chill for at least 45 mins - this makes it much easier to deal with the dough. I roll into sausage shapes and then chill in cling film - very easy to then slice of 1cm chunks. Have been complemented on the 'proffesional' cookie look this produces. Made lemon variation - really great. Favourite though is to add chocolate chips to mix.

lyntierney's picture

Yummy! I added sultanas at the dry stage and sprinkled with castor sugar as soon as the came out of the oven. They didn't last long!

michyd29's picture

I made these biscuits, they are class. Very nice.

cherriefalls's picture
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I made the chocolate cookies and very delicious they turned out.I have tried many chocolate cookies before and none have turned out as good and yummy as these.

funnymonkey's picture
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This is a wonderful recipe!!! I made it with almond essence. Mmmmm :)

keen_cook_holly's picture
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It must have just been me! I think i may have done something wrong here, as when i made this, the mix was so soft, that i couldnt cut it with a cookie cutter.... So i had to shape it into rounds and hope for the best! lol

atlaswoods18's picture

Perfect simple recipe, and goes a long way.

jj07957's picture
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30 is not enough!! :D my kids love these biccy's, i have 5 so i have to double up on the ingredients lol, great with a brew too :) and so easy to make x

nance1's picture
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Lovely simple recipe
Royston

mrsrsmith's picture

Is it me or is part of the recipe missing? I can only see one step, nothing about chilling or cooking the biscuits!

rachaelw97's picture
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Very easy to make and great how many adaptations there are - I started off simple but am hoping to make those triple chocolate treats! :D

natashalou90's picture
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Great recipe! I made the chocolate biscuits and added chopped Galaxy chocolate and mini marshmellows.

s_olejarz's picture
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I did the lemon finger recipe and added an extra 50g of flour, 40g of dessicated coconut and 50g of candied mixed peel. I called them my Hawaiian Biscuits! They went down a storm. The only reason the recipe wasn't a 5* was due to the extra flour a had to add, the mixture was to wet to roll.

100% making these again.

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