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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Makes 36

These simple buttery biscuits are made with agave syrup, which is sweeter than sugar, meaning you can add less while still achieving a delicious taste



  • 150g plain flour
  • 80g butter
  • 3 tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla pod


  • STEP 1

    Beat the flour, butter, agave syrup, egg yolks, the seeds from the vanilla pod and a pinch of salt together in a stand mixer to make a smooth dough. Wrap the dough and chill for 30 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface and cut out 36 cookies with biscuit cutters.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cover two baking sheets with baking parchment. Lift the cookies onto the baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden. Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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