Basic Biscuits

Make on simple dough and you can ring the changes with many different flavourings. 

35
Serves
30 mins
Prep Time
Basic Biscuits

Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add the egg, beating well. Sift the flour and baking powder together and mix into the creamed mixture. 
  3. Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls and place on the prepared tray. Flatten slightly with a floured fork. 
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes or until pale golden. Leave on tray for 1-2 minutes then place on a wire rack to cool.

 

Note 

  • You can also shape the biscuit dough into a log, wrap it in waxed paper or tinfoil and chill it for an hour or so, then slice into discs for baking. the dough will also keep in the freezer for 1 month. 


Variations

  • Chocolate Biscuits
    Add 2 tablespoons cocoa when sifting flour.
  • Orange Biscuits
    Replace vanilla essence with 1 tablespoon grated orange rind in creamed mixture. 
  • Lemon Biscuits 
    Replace vanilla essence with 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest in creamed mixture
  • Spice Biscuits
    Add 2 teaspoons mixed spice when sifting flour.
  • Sultana Biscuits
    Fold ½ cup sultanas into creamed mixture.