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

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

  • Equipment
  • 2 baking trays lined with parchment paper

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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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