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This FUCKING ARSE BADGER RECIPE HAS not worked!!!

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LaurieFairyCake Sat 14-Dec-19 13:47:08

Help me please.

Simple cookies - supposed to be able to take a pattern - ie. not rise much

Has not worked - pattern on cookies going in - FUCK ALL on cooked

Does anyone have a simple as fuck recipe that really works - this was my trial run to cook them for a carol service next week

I suspect I need a recipe without golden syrup as it becomes too soft when you work it. Also the recipe was plain and self raising combined - and I think that's a shit idea.

I was all over Pinterest earlier but all the patternable sugar cookie recipes are in cups and how the fuck do you measure butter in a cup properly - I'm not making something again I don't trust

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NeedAnExpert Sat 14-Dec-19 13:48:55

You can google cup to weight conversions.

TheLightSideOfTheMoon Sat 14-Dec-19 13:50:01

Clicked on this honestly thinking you were cooking a badger. Was going to suggest popping to Tesco for a chicken instead.

I find the BBC Food recipes pretty foolproof.

CallMeOnMyCell Sat 14-Dec-19 13:50:02

That’s such a nice idea! Can you try again with a different recipe?

LaurieFairyCake Sat 14-Dec-19 13:51:27

Yes, I want to try again with a different recipe.

Also these biscuits I now have are really boring - taste of nothing, just vaguely sweet - which would be fine if they were prettily patterned sad

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Veterinari Sat 14-Dec-19 13:52:24

@CallMeOnMyCell
Are you being sarcastic?!? Or just unable to read fgrin

FlaviaAlbia Sat 14-Dec-19 13:52:29

I can't help with the recipes as I've never managed it successfully and gave up, but here's a site that converts cups to grams if that's any use

www.allrecipes.com/article/cup-to-gram-conversions

DobbyTheHouseElk Sat 14-Dec-19 13:53:25

I think mine works, but I’m not exactly a great cook. It has icing sugar. It’s a basic biscuit recipe

LaurieFairyCake Sat 14-Dec-19 13:54:43

Spill it Dobby

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FlaviaAlbia Sat 14-Dec-19 13:55:14

Thinking about it, I have a ginger biscuit recipe where you take the tray out half way and bang it down on the bench to knock the air out of them. That might be worth a try.

Muddledupme Sat 14-Dec-19 13:58:48

Is it worth icing them and rolling the pattern onto the half dry icing?

DobbyTheHouseElk Sat 14-Dec-19 13:59:29

I’m feeling the pressure. Don’t blame me if it doesn’t work..

It’s really simple to make.

DobbyTheHouseElk Sat 14-Dec-19 14:00:18

I think you have to press harder than you think is possible

RiddleMeThis2018 Sat 14-Dec-19 14:01:58

I did some research into this because i’ve bought a couple of those rolling pins for Christmas presents (and made failed embossed biscuits in the past). You need a dough that doesn’t rise at all (so definitely no self-raising flour). I haven’t tried the one below, but it’s quite simple, unlike some of the recipes I found, where you have to dry the dough for 24 hours before baking. It’s also specifically intended for embossing. Let me know if it works?!

cutsidedown.com/2019/10/30/easily-create-the-cutest-cookies-with-embossed-rolling-pins/

botemp Sat 14-Dec-19 14:03:12

I think you need a recipe without rising agents as they'll just distort the pattern and not too high a butter content as that also impacts spread. Ditto on liquid sugars. These punition cookies are the only ones I know that come out exactly as they went in shape wise. Not sure how they'd fare with a pattern though, maybe freezing before baking might help?

ohwheniknow Sat 14-Dec-19 14:04:22

Have you tried it without being so gentle with the pattern?

Otherwise I'd just use fondant icing and roll the pattern into that.

Trumpton Sat 14-Dec-19 14:05:17

www.sewwhite.com/recipes/christmas-spiced-biscuits-embossed-rolling-pin-biscuit-recipe/

This looks a good balanced recipe . Definitely do NOT use any raising agent . Chill, chill and chill again . Bake from fridge .

RiddleMeThis2018 Sat 14-Dec-19 14:05:33

P.s. the cup to g issue is really easy to solve, converters are everywhere. I also really don’t recommend measuring flour in a cup- you have no idea how densely it should be packed! Ridiculous system!

TheCrowFromBelow Sat 14-Dec-19 14:06:06

As pp says you need a shortbread (springerle) recipe with no baking powder etc. Although i have not actually done it myself!
I like your pattern, is it rolled or pressed?

Atalune Sat 14-Dec-19 14:07:39

BBC good food basic biscuit recipe. You need lots of flour to dust the surface and I make the dough. Then pop it in the fridge for around half an hour and then work with it in small batches.

runoutofnamechanges Sat 14-Dec-19 14:27:16

As a PP said, you need a springerle recipe:

www.springerle.com/en_photo_recipe.html

runoutofnamechanges Sat 14-Dec-19 14:33:32

Drizzle the boring plain ones with cinnamon icing (80g icing sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2tbsp milk) to spice them up!

ChardonnaysDistantCousin Sat 14-Dec-19 14:38:29

Just google 1 cup of butter in weight and it will give you this

*One US cup of butter converted to ounce equals to 8.00 oz
How many ounces of butter are in 1 US cup? The answer is: The change of 1 cup us ( US cup ) unit in a butter measure equals = into 8.00 oz ( ounce ) as per the equivalent measure and for the same butter type.*

Your bought must be well chilled, so chill, press, harder than you think, then chill again.

And no self raising flour or baking powder, no need of rainsing agent for a biscuit.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 14-Dec-19 14:48:39

Pressing harder just made the dough come off and stick to the pin

It's definitely because there's raising agent in them

I'm going to try the other recipes you've posted

In the meantime I've changed these fucking boring biscuits into lemon sandwich creams

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ChardonnaysDistantCousin Sat 14-Dec-19 14:58:18

Have you chilled it well?

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