About this recipe:These biscuits are simple to make and absolutely delicious. The best part is that the dough is easy to handle. Cut the biscuits into any shape you prefer.
Makes: 48 depending on size
225g butter, softened
290g dark brown soft sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
500g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:8min › Ready in:38min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and dark brown soft sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until well blended. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 5mm in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cutters. Place biscuits 4cm apart onto prepared trays.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow biscuits to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with your favourite icing or sprinkles, if desired.
Happy enough with the recipe, makes a simple but nice tasting biscuit. My problem with it was that the dough was far too wet to roll or cut, I ended up having to put a lot more flour in to be able to mould it. Apart from that it holds a perfect shape once cooked. - 22 Jul 2011