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Basic Biscuits

This is a quick and easy biscuit recipe that will give you the perfect starting point for making your own biscuits. You can make these biscuits as they are and they’ll be delicious (especially with a cuppa). But you can tweak and customise this recipe and make it your own by adding to it, whether you add cocoa powder to make chocolate biscuits, sandwich jam between them, add chocolate chips… it’s really up to you. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Basic Biscuits

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Serves: 16 - 18 Cooking Time: 12 - 15 mins


  • 250g Butter, softened
  • 145g Caster Sugar
  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract



Add the softened butter and caster sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.


Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix into the butter and sugar mixture.


Sift in the plain flour into butter mixture and combine completely to form a dough. You might want to get in with your hands to make sure you've got everything.


Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.


Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.


Remove the dough from the fridge and flour a work surface. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 5mm and cut out the dough using a biscuit cutter to your desired size (I went with 12cm). Re-roll the dough and repeat until all the dough has been used up.


Line baking trays with greaseproof paper, sprinkle the biscuits with a little caster sugar, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the biscuits are lovely and golden.


Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray.

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