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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oakleighfarm
26th Oct, 2012
5.05
Made these for my sisters birthday, and they went down a treat!!!
angusbjorn
24th Oct, 2012
5.05
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
6th Oct, 2012
3.05
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
25th Sep, 2012
5.05
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
20th Sep, 2012
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
16th Sep, 2012
I made these biscuits, they are class. Very nice.
cherriefalls
15th Sep, 2012
5.05
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
6th Sep, 2012
5.05
This is a wonderful recipe!!! I made it with almond essence. Mmmmm :)
keen_cook_holly
21st Aug, 2012
1.05
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
30th Jul, 2012
Perfect simple recipe, and goes a long way.

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