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

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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sarahlabat's picture
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These are FANTASTIC!!! last time i made them I made more dough than i needed and put the rest in the freezer in a rollingpin shaped lump. Then, the next time I needed some biscuits I took it out of the freezer and cut it into biscuits (already round) and shoved on a tray and put in the over - AMAZING biscuits in about 12 mins flat!!! it was great!! Everyone LOVED the lemon ones (although I did mine without the icing)

wendy1427's picture
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I made the chocolate American cookies they were yummy, very easy to make

silarwen's picture
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I must say that, for me it is too much butter. I am going to try reducing the quantity, because it seems as if they were not well-done. Nevertheless, it is a tasty recipe and very quick

sablenat's picture
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it is fun to make such varieties with simple and easy way. would suit people who never made biscuit before. Very tasty biscuit and you can even improvise a bit!

ilovefoodandme's picture

i have never made biscuits before and am keen to try the basic version but i'm not to sure how long to put them in for, any help?

vickimaybishop's picture

Well these are really yummy. And they must be easy, because I left my 10 year old in the kitchen and she made a batch of each flavour. The almond ones were the favourites, myself finding the chocolate ones a bit too dry, but then that could of been something Mandy did bless her. So easy and yummy biscuits, shame the clearing up couldn't be as easy

spacecowboy1159's picture
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Anyone who's keen on baking should have this fantastic stock-recipe in their recipes. Produces really good, buttery biscuits - perfect!

virginia13's picture
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This is a super, versatile recipe that has never let me down! It's also very easy to make.

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