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Squirrel Biscuits

3 Reviews

About the bake

We are going nutty for these cute squirrel biscuits. It is really simple to bake these and decorate to resemble our favourite woodland critters, so why not get the whole family involved in the fun.

27Total Time
15Prep Time
12Bake Time
15Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. Step 3:

    Add the flour to the butter mix and blend until the dough is formed. Wrap the biscuit dough in cling film and chill for at least one hour.

  4. Step 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. Step 5:

    Cut out the biscuits using a squirrel cookie cutter and transfer on to a baking sheet. Roll up the trimmings and repeat stage above to make more biscuits. Bake for 8-12 minutes until golden.

    How to Make Your Own Cookie Cutters

    You can make your own templates to use instead of cookie cutters so you can make any shape of cookie you like! Draw directly onto a piece of baking paper, or trace an outline from a printed image. Cut the template out with a pair of scissors then place the template on your rolled cookie dough and carefully cut around the edges with a sharp knife

  6. Step 6:

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

Ingredients

  • For the Biscuits

    • 90g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 100g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 0.5 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 200g Allinson's plain white flour
    • 0.5 tsp Baking powder
    • 0.5 tsp Salt

Utensils

  • Sieve
  • Bowl
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • Squirrel cutters
  • Cooling rack

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