125g butter 50g caster sugar 175g plain flour 1 tablespoon milk Just rub butter, caster sugar and flour together in a big bowl until it looks like bread crumbs. Add a tablespoon of milk to the mixture and knead for a minute or two until it forms a smooth ball of dough then pop in the fridge for half an hour.
Turn onto a floured surface and roll out the dough until it's 1cm thick. Cut out biscuit shapes using a biscuit cutter or upturned cup. Reshape the scraps and cut more rounds. Place the biscuits on a baking tray and prick with a fork.
Bake at 180 C/Gas 4 for 15 minutes. This is the only tricky bit ... leave biscuits to cool on the tray before eating!
You can store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks but they'll probably be eaten well before then.
Suitable for freezing.
We had approx amounts of ingredients as 2 x just 3yr olds & 11mth old were doing really well at helping to spoon out the correct amount .
Shortbread style biscuits are also easy: 120g butter 30g icing sugar 120g plain flour vanilla essence
Cream the butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Add flour. Stir well. Roll into small balls. Place on baking tray spaced apart. 10 mins at 180c Allow to cool for 5 mins on the tray before transferring to cooling rack, they tend to be a bit fragile.