Basic biscuit dough

Basic biscuit dough

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(114 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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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!
lindsayee28
30th Oct, 2012
5.05
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
29th Oct, 2012
3.05
i am baking this one at the moment but i hve had 2 use much more flour but they look yummy :)
wolfmoon
28th Oct, 2012
5.05
very easy, quick, made a large batch of choc chip cookies, nomnom :)

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