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Basic Vanilla Biscuits

This recipe is the simple vanilla biscuit recipe I use for all my biscuits. It also works really well with embossed rolling pins.
Course Bakes, Biscuits, Sweet Treats
Cuisine British, English
Keyword Basic Vanilla Easter Biscuit, Easter biscuit making
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 40 small to medium biscuits
Calories 80kcal
Author Sisley White

Ingredients

  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 400 g plain flour

Instructions

  • Cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Mix in the egg, vanilla and ginger.
  • Sieve in the flour and combine into a a dough. Once the dough has pulled together wrap it in cling film and pop it in for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough to just shy of a 1cm thickness.
  • Cut out the shapes you want and pop the pieces on a greaseproof paper lined baking tray.
  • Pop the dough back into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/160 degrees fan oven.
  • Pop the biscuits in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the dough is firm to the touch and just starting to go light brown.
  • You don’t want them going golden brown or they will dry too hard. You can see how pale the finished biscuits are above.
  • Leave to cool on a cooling rack and once cold store in an air tight container.