Easiest ever biscuits

Easiest ever biscuits

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


makes 24

The simplest biscuits you and the kids will ever bake. We’ve stamped clean toys into these to decorate them - try your own favourite patterns

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per biscuit

  • kcal161
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0g
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  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg



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  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 400g plain flour, plus extra for dusting


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Put the butter in a bowl and beat it with electric beaters until soft and creamy. Beat in the sugar, then the egg and vanilla, and finally the flour to make a dough. If the dough feels a bit sticky, add a little bit more flour and knead it in.

  2. Pull pieces off the dough and roll them out to about the thickness of two £1 coins on a floured surface. The easiest way to do this with small children is to roll the mixture out on a baking mat. Cut out shapes using a 9cm biscuit cutter, or a use the rim of a small glass and peel away the leftover dough around the edges. Press some clean toys gently into the biscuits, making sure you make enough of a mark without going all the way through. Re-roll off-cuts and repeat.

  3. Transfer the whole mat or the individual biscuits to the baking sheet and bake for 8-10 mins or until the edges are just brown. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then serve. Will keep for three days in a biscuit tin.

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2nd Jun, 2018
Made these with my 18 month old and they were great! Very simple recipe that is quick to make/bake so perfect for little ones. The biscuits were really delicious! I'll definitely make these biscuits again.
27th Mar, 2018
Really nice biscuits. And normally I don't really like biscuits. I made them together with my 2 year old son. The recipe easy to follow, doesn't take long to prepare but the effect is scrumptious . The recipe saved to mygoodfood, will definitely make them again...and again
15th Feb, 2018
Brilliant recipe. Perfect for a rainy half term day with the kids. Was firm enough to roll out straight away without sticking so the kids could make lots of shapes. Lovely biscuits, will definitely make again.
3rd Aug, 2017
Lovely little recipe resulting in tasty biscuits.
2nd Jun, 2017
Really simple and fun to make with my 2yr old :) we did have to add quite a bit more flour to the dough to lose the stickiness, and chilling for 20mins in the fridge helped too. We also added lemon zest with the flour to give a nice flavour. My son loved using a Duplo 'flower' to press into the round biscuits we made... He told daddy he'd made 'flower cakes'! Using a plastic toy sweetcorn cob as a rolling pin over the top also made a fun pattern :)
10th Apr, 2017
Loved these - a really good idea! Kept my 4 year old son entertained for ages...
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