Basic biscuit dough

Basic biscuit dough

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(108 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal118
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.13g
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Ingredients

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

Method

  1. 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.

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koolk_2009
4th Jul, 2013
Lovely! With a subtle lemon flavour, I added dried blueberries too.
koolk_2009
4th Jul, 2013
Lovely! with a subtle lemon flavour. I added dried blueberries too.
koolk_2009
4th Jul, 2013
Lovely! with a subtle lemon flavour. I added dried blueberries too.
vintagemunchkin
11th Jun, 2013
5.05
Loved it. Very easy and super lemony! I'll definitely use it again and play with variations...
anisaahmed
18th May, 2013
4.05
turned out really nice, eventhough using as much flour as possible it still stuck on the surface, decorated theese with jam for that kick
puggiebear777
9th May, 2013
5.05
at first dough does,nt look right,but after cooked everyone loved it,in fact i cant cook fast enougth for them!!!!
vicki_g
13th Apr, 2013
5.05
Very easy & versatile basic recipe - only your imagination limits you from here!
rachelandrew1986
2nd Apr, 2013
5.05
I used clover instead of butter and instant hot choc powder instead of cocoa (I was using up leftovers!) and theyvturned out beautifully :)
wigglep
28th Mar, 2013
On my plan to take for our Easter Table With the coffee ladies. Yum!
romsey84
16th Mar, 2013
5.05
Used lemon zest and lemon icing - really crisp and tasty. Perfect - will definitely use this recipe again and again. Froze half dough and second batch came out as well as the first.

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