Butter Biscuits

Butter biscuits are very quick to make and are so buttery they just melt in the mouth.

One is never enough!

Butter Biscuits

32 biscuits
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10–12 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 225 g (8 oz) unsalted butter, softened (1 cup, or 2 sticks)
  • 115 g (4 oz) caster/superfine sugar (½ cup + 1 tbsp)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence/extract
  • 225 g (8 oz) plain flour/all-purpose flour, sifted (1½ cups + 1 tbsp)

Equipment

  • You will also need 2 baking trays lined with parchment paper


  • Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190°C (375°F) (gas mark 5)

  • Beat the butter until it is light golden in colour.

  • Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

  • Beat in the egg yolk along with the vanilla essence/extract.

  • Then fold in the sifted flour until the mixture is soft and smooth.

  • Place balls of the mixture, just a bit bigger than 1.5cm (½ inch) in diameter, onto the baking sheets spaced well apart. The mixture should make 32 biscuits.
  • Gently press the balls with a fork to flatten a little.
  • Bake for 10–12 minutes until they just begin to become lightly golden round the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
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