Friday, June 25, 2010

Sugar Biscuits

These biscuits are good for kids' parties as they can be made in under half an hour, are sweet and the mixture can be multiplied without the risk of the recipe becoming unstable as can happen with a lot of baking. I use these biscuits to experiment with decorating as - to be honest - they aren’t anything wonderful to sit down and have with a coffee or tea as a ginger snap or something similar would be, nonetheless they are an old favourite and will always have a special place in my heart as they evoke meny childhood memories. Below are some designs I've recently made. I would like to give a big thanks to Bridget at Bake At 350 for the ideas and help I've been recieving via email. Whilst browsing through Marian's decorates cookies at Sweetopia I stumbled upon these delightful little duck cookies and decided to give them a shot. Finally, thank you hugely to C at Bake It Off for the two or so boxes of colours and the piping nozzle. I baked the first ones for a management study day with some friends from uni - they were impressed. Sadly when icing these I only had one piping bag so there was a lot of colour changing ... and washing as I did these on the same day as the circular ones.


155g butter (room temperature)
155g caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp of vanilla extract
255g plain flour
Pre heat the oven to 180oC and line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
Cream the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and cream for another minute*. Sift in the flour.
Flour a work surface and rolling pin and role out to 0.5 cm thick and cut shapes out. Be creative at this point. If you haven’t got a cutter and you’re decorating these for an occasion you can always draw out your own and cut them with a knife.
Cook for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
* If you have anything else to add, for example chocolate shavings or chips, now’s the time to do so.

To all the expert decorators who may see these, I know they need work but I'll get there, just hoping my hand will become more steady with the piping bags. ;)

This last one was for mum, it bears some resemblance, love you mother dearest ;).


  1. Very pretty, must make mental note to self to have a go at this lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. They look so cute! Lots of different designs, too! How fun!

  3. You are incredibly talented at piping icing!

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