Basic biscuit dough

Basic biscuit dough

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(115 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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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.
ebsnare
27th Jan, 2013
5.05
Brilliant and easy biscuit recipe. I added the juice and zest of a lemon and smothered them with lemony water icing. I also had to substitute some of the plain for self-raising flour, so they had a slight shortbread-y texture, but still delicious. Next time I'm making chocolate ones!
tylidia
23rd Dec, 2012
Brilliant easy recipe, I madethe basic biscuit dough with chocolate chips and went down a treat with the family! Will definitely be making more and will try out different flavours.
helencollins1970
15th Dec, 2012
5.05
Very easy, versatile.
kazzy2112
25th Nov, 2012
I don't know what you have done then golondon as i have made two batches in 2 days. 1 chocolate chunk and 1 ginger. I have never baked a cake or biscuit in my life and these turned out gorgeous. So much so i have packaged some up for some friends. How many cookies did you try to make out of one batch?
kazzy2112
23rd Nov, 2012
For someone who has never baked a biscuit or cake in her life I am pretty confident I will be able to make these easily. I am going to try in the morning with my son (3), and we will be making chocolate chunk cookies and I am also going to try dark chocolate and ginger. I will report back on how easy they were!
kazzy2112
23rd Nov, 2012
For someone who has never baked a biscuit or cake in her life I am pretty confident I will be able to make these easily. I am going to try in the morning with my son (3), and we will be making chocolate chunk cookies and I am also going to try dark chocolate and ginger. I will report back on how easy they were!

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