Basic biscuits

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Serves: 12

By FuriousGeorge



  • 85g butter, or margarine

  • 85g caster sugar, or soft light brown sugar

  • 3 drops vanilla essence

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 60g desiccated coconut, optional

  • 170g wholemeal flour

  • 3-4 drops almond essence

  • 1 eggs

  • 85g almonds, chopped

  • 85g chocolate chips, optional


  1. Cream together fat and sugar. When light, beat in egg and add flavouring (if adding choc chips, coconut, almonds, almond essence or any other variation add now).
  2. Fold in flour and salt and add a little milk if too dry.
  3. Place resulting dough on a floured work surface and roll to about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut out biscuits and place on a greased backing tray.
  5. Bake at 180C/Gas Mark 4 for 10-15 minutes and allow to cool.
  6. Can be iced if required.

Additional Information

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Basics

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

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  • FuriousGeorge 06/02/10 21:43

    These store very well in a tin - if they last that long.