Easiest ever biscuits

Easiest ever biscuits

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  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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tillyfloss80
3rd Aug, 2017
5.05
Lovely little recipe resulting in tasty biscuits.
hannahspruijt
2nd Jun, 2017
3.8
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 :)
alissa
10th Apr, 2017
5.05
Loved these - a really good idea! Kept my 4 year old son entertained for ages...
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