Friday, 22 May 2015

Everyday Biscuits

These biscuits should really be called 'quick-make-bake-emergency-I-haven't-got-anything-to-offer-biscuits' but that's a bit of a mouthful so 'everyday biscuits' should fit the bill.

I like to make a batch of these to fill the cookie jar when I don't have the energy, motivation or time to make anything fancy. You know that feeling when your get-up-and-go has gone......

Honestly, these are the easiest biscuits you could possibly make - they have only three ingredients and you just mix it all together and bake. It's a great recipe for kids to make and you can cut out all sorts of shapes from stars to dinosaurs - so they are great to make and decorate for a 'themed party'.

Recipe  make about 48 standard size biscuits

6oz butter
3oz sugar
9oz flour (plain)

(it's easy if you remember 3/2/1 ratio)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Pre-heat oven to 180C/Gas 4

Honestly this is so easy - especially if you have a mixer - add you butter and sugar to your mixing bowl and cream together.

Next add your flour

Followed by the vanilla

And beat together until you form a firm dough.

Your dough should look like this.

Form it into a ball. If it's to soft to roll out pop in a bag and then in the fridge for about 10 minutes to firm up a little.

Roll out to about 5 mm thick and cut into your chosen shapes

Lay on a lined baking sheet and place into your preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Once they have started to brown slightly remove from the oven and leave on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

When they have cooled completely you can either have them as they are or decorate.

I dipped these ones in white chocolate and then coated on end with chopped nuts. A few others I coated completely in chocolate forming a shell like appearance.

A really simple recipe to try this bank holiday!

Have a great weekend

 Everyday Biscuits