Master Frugal asked if we could do some baking this weekend so we decided to make some biscuits using our easy biscuit recipe that we’ve been using since the kids were first old enough to help make them.
Making the biscuit mix is the easy part – the hard part is choosing which of our many cookie cutters we should use….
The super easy biscuit recipe we use is one I first shared on here in 2009 just after I’d started blogging and it remains our favourite recipe because of how easy it is and how tasty the finished results always are. I’m sharing it again because (a) it’s been a long time since I first shared it and (b) the results of the last time I shared weren’t anywhere near as pretty as this and may well have put you off trying the recipe. 😉
Our Favourite easy biscuit recipe
175g/6oz Plain Flour
100g/4oz Butter or Margarine
50g/2oz Caster Sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 150°C/300°F Gas Mark 2
- Cream the butter and sugar together and then stir in the flour.
- Knead the dough together until it forms a ball – if the dough looks a bit sticky you can add some more flour.
- Roll out your dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 5mm thick. I’d make sure the surface and the rolling pin are well floured .
- Using cookie cutters, cut out your biscuits and pop them on a floured baking tray. I use a fish slice to get under them and lift them off the counter.
- Bake them in the centre of the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until they’re just starting to get some colour on top.
- Let the biscuits cool before decorating them or eat them warm if you can’t wait.
I told you it was a super easy biscuit recipe didn’t I? It just couldn’t be much simpler.
We made a tray of random cookies using our cookie cutters and Master Frugal declared he was going to make some square ones as he didn’t want all of his biscuits to be erotic! I tried to explain what erotic meant which made him giggle but clearly also inspired him to do this to the non-ginger-gingerbread-man when I wasn’t looking. I only noticed the nipples when I got them out of the oven!
I’ve just noticed that the filter on this photo makes the biscuits look a bit anemic – they really did have more colour than it looks like they had!
With the plain square biscuits that he made, he decided to sandwich them together using Nutella and I think you’ll agree that they look amazing….
I think you’ll agree that they’re a definite improvement on when we made them in 2009….
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