Soft cut out sugar biscuits, a recipe I’ve been using for years. I sprinkle coloured sugar on them before baking, but this time I coated them with icing
cooking time : 2h45 min.
loved by children
- flour – 3 cups
- Rolling flour – 1/2 cup
- baking powder – 1 teaspoon
- salt – ½ teaspoon
- melted butter (margarine as a last resort) – 1 cup
- sugar – 1 ½ cup
- eggs – 2 eggs
- vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
Step by step recipe :
1 Sift together the flour (3 cups), baking powder and salt, set aside.
2 In a large bowl, mix together the softened margarine and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla.
3 Gradually incorporate the sifted ingredients until fully incorporated. Cover the dough and chill in a cool place for 2 hours.
4 Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Grease the baking trays for the biscuits.
On a clean, floured surface (1/2 cup is fine), roll out small portions of the chilled dough. Using moulds, make shaped biscuits.
5 Bake in the preheated oven for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the pans to allow the biscuits to cool.
6 Decorate the cooled biscuits to your liking. The New Year is almost upon us and I have made some New Year biscuits.
Enjoy your tea time.