Basic Biscuit Dough

  • Total Time

    27m
    • Prep Time

      15m
    • Bake Time

      12m
  • Serves

    20


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!

Method

  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.  Wrap the biscuit dough in clingfilm and chill for at least one hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C 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 – 12 minutes until golden.

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

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Reviews

  1. 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.??
    _______________________________________________
    Hello,

    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!

  2. 5 star rating

    great

  3. 5 star rating

    100% great

  4. 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.

    P.S. PLEASE MAKE MORE BISCUIT RECIPES.


    Delicious

  5. 4 star rating

    I haven’t tried them yet but they look amazing 💗💗💗

  6. 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

  7. 5 star rating

    Yum recommend this

  8. 5 star rating

    It was the best I'm only young and right now the dough is in my fridge 😜😂😉😃

  9. 5 star rating

    Yummy 🥰

  10. 4 star rating

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

  11. 5 star rating

    amazing and easy to make! im only young and these were amazing. i definitely recommend doing this 👍

  12. 5 star rating

    it was delicious

  13. 5 star rating

    it was delicious

  14. 5 star rating

    very good

  15. 5 star rating

    I’m only ten and I made this

  16. 5 star rating

    Really easy to follow recipe. Measurements were spot on. Very tasty 😋

  17. 5 star rating

    Easy recipe to follow and very tasty

  18. 4 star rating

    Very east to make! I recomend you set it to gas mark 4 instead since gas mark 3 Doesn’t do the job properly and leaves then crispy and pale, but over all still yummy.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 5 star rating

    yummy

  22. 1 star rating

    Just taste the salt 😩 not nice. I wouldn't bother adding the salt in ...

  23. 5 star rating

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

  24. 3 star rating

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

  25. 5 star rating

    Wow

  26. 4 star rating

    great!

  27. 4 star rating

    great

  28. 5 star rating

    OMG TASTES AMMMAAAAZZZZIIIIIINNNNNGGGG!!!!!😱😱😱😋😋😋🥰🥰😍😍😍😍 definitely recommended!!!👍👍👍👌👌👌😘😋

  29. 5 star rating

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

  30. 5 star rating

    yummy yummy in my tummy

  31. 5 star rating

    Perfect to make with kids, easy and delish!

  32. 5 star rating

    Lovely recipe!!!!!!

  33. 2 star rating

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

  34. 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.

  35. 5 star rating

    It’s so good I did so much I wanted to make more but I couldn’t

  36. 5 star rating

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

  37. 5 star rating

    Awesome👍🏼👍🏼😅👏🏽

  38. 5 star rating

    So good

  39. 3 star rating

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

  40. 5 star rating

    Amazing yummy 😋 🤣🤣🤣☺️😉🙃🤣😄☺️🙃🤣😁😉😉🤣😄☺️😉🙃🤣😁☺️🙃🤣☺️😉😙🙃🤣😉😉😗🙃🤣☺️😉🙃🙃🤣☺️😉🤑🤑😚🙂🤣☺️😊😆😄😂🙂🙂😗☺️🤣😂🙂🙃🙃😂🙂🙃😂😇😇😇😅😅😅😇😘🙂😂😂😍😋😍😜😝😛🤑🙃🙂😎😒😔🙃

  41. 5 star rating

    Hi,

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

  42. 5 star rating

    Very very tasty we love them

  43. 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

  44. 5 star rating

    Smells yummy 🍴

  45. 3 star rating

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

  46. 5 star rating

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

  47. 5 star rating

    Amazing biscuits for the kids to make keeps them so good!!, 🍪🍪🍪🤗x

  48. 5 star rating

    Smells delicious in the oven!!!☺️☺️

  49. 5 star rating

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

  50. 5 star rating

    great bake LOVE THEM

  51. 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!!!!!😄😀😂

  52. 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!

  53. 5 star rating

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

  54. 5 star rating

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



    looking forward to trying other recipes
    yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumy

  55. 5 star rating

    😀

  56. 5 star rating

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

  57. 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!

  58. 5 star rating

    I love it

  59. 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.

  60. 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 .

  61. 4 star rating

    What do we put the temperature at?

  62. 5 star rating

    Great

  63. 5 star rating

    Grate thing to do with the kids on a Sunday afternoon watching the rain out side but we don’t care because we will make some biscuits for after dinner 🍪🍪 ❤️

  64. 5 star rating

    Very good and helpful

  65. 5 star rating

    Very good recipe I would recommend. Smells lovely in the oven. 👍🏻😍

  66. 5 star rating

    amazing,recipe so clear and easy to follow,biscuts nice and sweet but not too sweet,best recipe i’ve ever seen

  67. 4 star rating

    quit good

  68. 5 star rating

    awsome

  69. 5 star rating

    Good

  70. 5 star rating

    It was so nice thanks

  71. 4 star rating

    Great recipe clear instructions I enjoyed baking this !!!!! Although there could have been a decorating part !!!!👍

  72. 5 star rating

    It’s so nice and yummy

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