These really are the simplest biscuits to make and use cookie cutters with. Any left over dough at the end? Freeze it!! 🙂 This recipe makes between 20-30 biscuits depending on the size of your cookie cutters.
200g Caster Sugar
1tsp Baking Powder
1tsp Vanilla Extract/Essence
310g NEILL’S® Plain Flour
Preheat oven to 200c
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and smooth
Beat in the eggs
Stir in the vanilla extract/essence
In a separate bowl sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together.
Slowly mix the flour into the butter mixture until it forms a dough.
Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to firm up. Leave for at least an hour. 2 if possible.
Now here’s the top tip!! Cut out a piece of baking paper which fits your baking tray
Roll the dough out onto this baking paper. Roll until about 0.25/0.5 inches thick
Use your cookie cutters to cut out the shapes on the baking paper. Leave about 1 inch gap between each.
Now peel away the excess dough to leave behind the cut out shapes on the baking paper. (See picture to the right)
Bake in the centre of the oven for 8 / 9 mins. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
Hopefully some of our biscuits we decorated yesterday will give you some inspiration and ideas!