27 April 2015

Mini Makes #7 - Basic Biscuits Recipe

I regulalry head to the fridge and cupboards to gather ingredients, with something delicious to satisfy my sweet tooth in mind, before discovering I don't have everything required. It's usually eggs that I'm lacking which get used up quickly for breakfasts, salads and sandwiches so over the years I've created quite a few treats without them.

These eggless biscuits I make quite often as it's a quick and easy recipe and you can add fruit, nuts or chocolate (or just about anything you like) to give them flavour, coat them in icing or sandwich filling between a pair. It's something the Mini Mes make unaided too and they go well in lunch boxes.





You will need
(Makes approx 15)
4oz butter
2oz caster sugar
6oz plain flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
2tbsp water



Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and line a large baking tray
  • Mix together the butter and sugar in a bowl
  • Add in the vanilla and water
  • Sieve in the flour and combine well
  • Add any other ingredients you wish e.g raisins, cherries, chocolate chips at this point too
  • Roll out the mixture to around 8mm in thickness and cut out your biscuits (we tend to do circles around 4" in size but feel free to use whatever cutters you wish). We added some chocolate beans on top for this batch.
  • Place onto the baking tray and cook for 15-20  minutes until golden
  • Scoff!






What is your favourite biscuit?


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26 comments :

  1. These look lovely and are basic enough for even me to try!

    I make a huge variety of mains but rice crispie cakes and these microwave cakes are as adventurous as I get baking wise haha :) http://www.lifewithliv.co.uk/2014/02/i-have-been-baking.html

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  2. I can see me making these for the kids, well, myself too lol. they look yum

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  3. This is exactly the kind of biscuit I would like to go with my tea!! Kids would love them too and I love it's simple enough to do with the kids. Thank you.

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  4. That is such a clever idea and so simple - I have some smarties too

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  5. These look very easy and fun to make.

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  6. Oh yum, these looks delicious. I love cooking with the kids

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  7. My son has several allergies, one of which is egg so these would be great x

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  8. I also seem to run out of eggs all the time and yet if I buy a dozen I get stuck with them, why us that? These look yummy!

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  9. My favourite biscuit is anything with chocolate. This recipe looks good - I didn't know that you could make biscuits without eggs.

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  10. Oh yum these look delicious - who doesn't love a nice chocolate biscuit! xx

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  11. I use the same recipe but without the water - I'm intrigued as to why you add this? They look delicious though!

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  12. Those cookies look so yummy, my children would love these. :)

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  13. oh i do love cookies these look delightful

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  14. These cookies look delicious and looks simple to make too! I think I've found the perfect recipe for my first homebaked cookies. :)

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  15. I always forget how easy it is to make basic biscuits. Something to stick on the bank holiday activities list!

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  16. My love my gingerbread biscuits and theyre so easy to make

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  17. I have been looking for years for a really basic biscuit recipe, that just makes a no-hassle biscuit. I will be trying this out tomorrow... or possibly tonight!

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  18. Ooh yummy - cant beat a homemade biscuit!!

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  19. Just made these, so simple but yummy!

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  20. oh wow Emma these looks super tasty! .. i love a good cookie :-)

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  21. These look like a perfect kids cookies. Loving the colours :-)

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  22. Wowee these look so yummy! My favourite are chocolate! Ickle Pickle x

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  23. I love that this is so simple, I think even I could make them! xx

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  24. I love the simple recipe, but even more so, I love how much fun they look with the chocolate beans on the top. They say we eat with our eyes and children certainly do x

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  25. Perfect for my youngest to make and give as gifts at Christmas

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