Butter Biscuits

Butter Biscuits


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About this recipe: This is a highly versatile biscuit recipe. You can add other flavourings or cut them into any shape you prefer. They are particularly good to snack on during the Christmas season.


Makes: 150 biscuits, depending on size

  • For the Biscuit Dough
  • 840g plain flour
  • 480g butter, at room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 240g caster sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • To Decorate
  • icing sugar
  • lemon juice

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Work all the biscuit dough ingredients into a dough. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Divide the dough in two. Roll each piece out on a floured surface.
  3. Cut out biscuits and place onto a greased baking tray.
  4. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6 and bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool on the tray for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.
  5. Mix together just enough icing sugar and lemon juice into to form a thin glaze. Brush over the biscuits and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles or sugar strands, if desired.

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