Basic Biscuit Dough

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This biscuit dough is a fun mix which is ideal for rolling out and using cutters to create the biscuit of your choice.  Easy to make and fun to decorate.  Don't forget to freeze your leftover dough for another baking day!


  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

  3. Add the flour to the butter mix and mix until the dough is formed. ย Wrap the biscuit dough in clingfilm and chill for at least one hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 170ยฐC (150ยฐC fan, gas mark 3). Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 0.5cm.

  5. Cut out the biscuits and transfer to baking sheet. Roll up the trimmings and repeat stages above to make more biscuits. Bake for 8 โ€“ 12 minutes until golden.

  6. Remove and transfer to a cooling wire and leave until completely cool before decorating.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Me and my bestie made them and they were mouth watering ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐ŸคBest biscuits I have ever made

  2. 5 star rating

    This recipe is amazing! I recommend this if you canโ€™t find a baking recipe. Also great with icing on. My oven isnโ€™t working very well at the moment so I swore a load of times.

  3. 5 star rating

    It was VERY tasty (It is my new favourite food, we used egg replacer as my twin brother has an egg allergy) I would recommend using egg replacer!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ

  4. 5 star rating

    I made this recipe and it turn out great !
    I made 4 of this recipe at once

  5. 5 star rating

    These are really good! I use this recipe every time i make biscuits! 10 definitely recommend

  6. 5 star rating

    Easy to make and really great to eat
    And really yummy

  7. 5 star rating

    I love it and Kylie Jenner used it in her youtube video with Stormi.

  8. 5 star rating

    I made them with my friend she LOVED THEM

  9. 4 star rating

    Very yummy, tastes nice with coco powder in but make sure you have a giant bag of flour next to you because it is very sticky with and without coco power and put is about a quarter of a teaspoon not a half teaspoon.

    Ps kids love making and tasting them.

  10. 5 star rating

    This was really yummy ๐Ÿคค

  11. 5 star rating

    Wow this is a good recipe!! My whole family loved them x

  12. 5 star rating

    Great recipe and so easy to do! Thought they would expand and form into one giant biscuit but they were very successfully done in the shape of stars, lions, elephants and giraffes with a nice bit of icing sugar sprinkled over them at the end while cooling!

  13. 5 star rating

    how do you decorate the buscuits if you don't have the cream ingridients


    This recipe is just for the biscuit dough, to decorate please refer to the undernoted recipes -
    Happy Baking!

  14. 2 star rating

    Mix was too wet to make shapes with cookie cutters. Taste was ok.

  15. 4 star rating

    Can you use butter or oil on the baking tray instead of baking paper please let me know ASAP I want to make them
    Even with butter or oil there is a risk of the biscuits sticking, If you don't have any baking paper you could try 'liberally' greasing the baking pan.

    Hope this helps
    Happy Baking!

  16. 5 star rating

    Great recipe. Biscuits were slightly soft but tasted very good. I added some currants to the dough as a change to the basic recipe, lovely

  17. 5 star rating

    Absolutely brilliant
    I added chocolate chips and they taste great

  18. 5 star rating

    Havenโ€™t tried it yet, but look amazing. Gonna do them today, also think Iโ€™ll add chocolate chips ๐Ÿฅณ

  19. 3 star rating


  20. 5 star rating

    I loved it !!!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŸ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

  21. 4 star rating

    Iโ€™m just doing them now... they look a bit flourey but I havenโ€™t mixed the batch properly yet so we will have to wait and see!๐Ÿ˜€

  22. 5 star rating

    I havenโ€™t tried but judging these reviews IM GONNA GO FOR IT BABY. Lol

  23. 4 star rating

    Iโ€™m reading all these reviews and most of them seem great. Although one review said disgusting tasted like salt , i might put a little less salt but Iโ€™m defo gonna try this recipe cause there is amazing reviews on it.๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™ll leave a review when I have tried it.

  24. 3 star rating

    Hi, I am Melanie, I made this recipe. The dough was kinda of soft and it didn't come out as a dough, anyway I took it out and somehow made it into the fridge and it became a little hard. So when rolling it out it was sticking to the pin and my hand. Any put it in the oven it came out good. And tastety. Can u tell me why it was soft and got a bit burnt too.??

    I would suggest flouring your pin and the worksurface before rolling out to avoid the dough sticking.
    All oven temperatures vary, maybe next time reduce the temperature and check on the biscuits after 6-8 minutes so see how baked the biscuits are.
    Hope this helps, Happy baking!

  25. 5 star rating


  26. 5 star rating

    100% great

  27. 5 star rating

    I think it is the best biscuit recipe because it is really tasty plus we added choc-chips and it made it even more delicious.



  28. 4 star rating

    I havenโ€™t tried them yet but they look amazing ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

  29. 4 star rating

    Works great! Taste amazing! I didn't have caster sugar though,so I used regular granulated sugar and all went well! I will make this again for sure!
    -Thank you

  30. 5 star rating

    Yum recommend this

  31. 5 star rating

    It was the best I'm only young and right now the dough is in my fridge ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  32. 5 star rating

    Yummy ๐Ÿฅฐ

  33. 4 star rating

    It tasted great and I loved it. It was a piece of cake .

  34. 5 star rating

    amazing and easy to make! im only young and these were amazing. i definitely recommend doing this ๐Ÿ‘

  35. 5 star rating

    it was delicious

  36. 5 star rating

    it was delicious

  37. 5 star rating

    very good

  38. 5 star rating

    Iโ€™m only ten and I made this

  39. 5 star rating

    Really easy to follow recipe. Measurements were spot on. Very tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹

  40. 5 star rating

    Easy recipe to follow and very tasty

  41. 4 star rating

    Very east to make! I recomend you set it to gas mark 4 instead since gas mark 3 Doesnโ€™t do the job properly and leaves then crispy and pale, but over all still yummy.

  42. 4 star rating

    Probably just me as I didn't see any other comments about the oven temperature but I cooked them at Gas 3 for 20 minutes and still they were quite pale and not overly crisp? Still tasted quite nice and easy to make. I divided mixture and added some cocoa to half and lemon zest to the other.

  43. 3 star rating

    my dough did not formed into a ball it was very crumbly when it went into the fridge not sure what I did wrong

  44. 5 star rating


  45. 1 star rating

    Just taste the salt ๐Ÿ˜ฉ not nice. I wouldn't bother adding the salt in ...

  46. 5 star rating

    Delicious I added cinnamon and made cinnamon biscuits.
    I loved them

  47. 3 star rating

    Really good smells so nice but was a bit hard after cooling

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  51. 5 star rating

    OMG TASTES AMMMAAAAZZZZIIIIIINNNNNGGGG!!!!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ definitely recommended!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜‹

  52. 5 star rating

    I guess it good recipe. I just looked rating now thiito making.

  53. 5 star rating

    yummy yummy in my tummy

  54. 5 star rating

    Perfect to make with kids, easy and delish!

  55. 5 star rating

    Lovely recipe!!!!!!

  56. 2 star rating

    Got a runny mix and the biscuits were more like mini cakes. Tasted ok.

  57. 3 star rating

    When I was baking them I followed the instructions it was very crummy so I added 2 eggs and it was perfect. They are very yummy with icing and sprinkles.

  58. 5 star rating

    Itโ€™s so good I did so much I wanted to make more but I couldnโ€™t

  59. 5 star rating

    For someone who doesn't bake...they came out really great, in fact hubby wants me to make them again...

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  61. 5 star rating

    So good

  62. 3 star rating

    They were ok but a bit dry without any icing and they all got burned.

  63. 5 star rating

    Amazing yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜„โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜„โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคฃโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคฃโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคฃโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿคฃโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜—โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™ƒ

  64. 5 star rating


    I added 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder to make choco biscuits with white and milk chocolate icing plus icing sugar icing!!!

  65. 5 star rating

    Very very tasty we love them

  66. 5 star rating

    Amazing biscuits made the dough in about 5 minutes they already smell amazing just making them for fun I added some extra vanilla extract in to add more taste and instead of plain flour and baking powder I added self raising flour love the recipe

  67. 5 star rating

    Smells yummy ๐Ÿด

  68. 3 star rating

    It was kind of nice. It ended up burnt for me and kind of dry. But at least I tried

  69. 5 star rating

    Very yuuuuuuuuuumy, tried this with my friend whilst watching movies and it was a perfect match! Very good, lovely

  70. 5 star rating

    Amazing biscuits for the kids to make keeps them so good!!, ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿค—x

  71. 5 star rating

    Smells delicious in the oven!!!โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

  72. 5 star rating

    Hello I think these will taste nice but I have a question are there cookies or biscuits ?

  73. 5 star rating

    great bake LOVE THEM

  74. 5 star rating

    it so nice and yummy.It's a really simple and easy to make . The biscuits taste amazing and even better with icing . Overall I would recommend this to anyone to make on a rainy day or just whenever really .I love this recipe I have used this so much and all friends love it too and school friends!!!!!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚

  75. 5 star rating

    These biscuits are delicious with a lovely vanilla aftertaste and taste exactly the same as the ones from my local bakery. It's difficult not to eat them all straight out the oven!

  76. 5 star rating

    wow brilliant i made these for homework and want to try more recipes
    they were yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy

  77. 5 star rating

    made these for school homework and had one myself -all the family enjoyed it

    looking forward to trying other recipes

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  79. 5 star rating

    I love this recipe I have used this so much and all my ceerleading friends love it too and school friends

  80. 4 star rating

    I really love this recipe. The cookies turn out nicely and taste really good. My only critique is that once they set, they go a little bit hard. Other than that, its great!

  81. 5 star rating

    I love it

  82. 5 star rating

    Great recipe although might need to be cooked a bit longer to throughly bake the biscuit. I did it for 12 minutes and it was a little too soft on in the middle.

  83. 5 star rating

    It's a really simple recipie and easy to make . The biscuits taste amazing and even better with icing . Overall I would recommend this to anyone to make on a rainy day or just whenever really .

  84. 4 star rating

    What do we put the temperature at?

  85. 5 star rating


  86. 5 star rating

    Grate thing to do with the kids on a Sunday afternoon watching the rain out side but we donโ€™t care because we will make some biscuits for after dinner ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช โค๏ธ

  87. 5 star rating

    Very good and helpful

  88. 5 star rating

    Very good recipe I would recommend. Smells lovely in the oven. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

  89. 5 star rating

    amazing,recipe so clear and easy to follow,biscuts nice and sweet but not too sweet,best recipe iโ€™ve ever seen

  90. 4 star rating

    quit good

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  93. 5 star rating

    It was so nice thanks

  94. 4 star rating

    Great recipe clear instructions I enjoyed baking this !!!!! Although there could have been a decorating part !!!!๐Ÿ‘

  95. 5 star rating

    Itโ€™s so nice and yummy

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