Kirsty's vanilla biscuits

    1 hour 42 min

    This recipe came from my friend Kirsty hence the name. A nice recipe which can be added to as your mood takes with chocolate chips, dried fruit, spices or anything you fancy!

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    Makes: 30 Biscuits

    • 175g soft unsalted butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 400g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr42min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and moussy, then beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
    3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
    4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and eggs, mixing gently but surely. If the mixture feels too sticky to roll out, add more flour.
    5. Halve the dough, form into fat discs, wrap each half in clingfilm and rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
    6. Sprinkle a suitable surface with flour, place a disc of dough on it and spinkle a little more flour on top of that.
    7. Roll the dough to a thickness of about 5mm. Cut into shapes and place the biscuits a little apart on greased baking sheets.
    8. Bake for 8 - 12 minutes, by which time they should be lightly golden around the edges. Cool on a wire rack. Ice and decorate if desired once cooled.

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    They was good but i had to add a lot of flour and i mean a lot to get rid of the stickiness. These are exactly like what my gran makes in taste  -  20 Aug 2013


    they are great. can u add more flour for it to un stick  -  25 Jul 2013


    Very easy and taste great! Only thing was that they were a little sticky once in shapes, though I'm not sure whether if I added more flour, it would be fine. I used self-raising flour instead of the plain and baking powder, as I couldn't go shopping. And used about 4-5 tsp of cinnamon. Would use again!  -  18 Jul 2013