Butter biscuits

Buttery, sweet and melt-in-the-mouth.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • 1 hr marinating
  • Serves 10
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Butter biscuits
These deceptively delicious little slice-and bake-biscuits are incredibly easy to make and with just one bite, you'll be hooked. They're buttery, sweet and melt-in-the-mouth and unlike most commercially made butter biscuits, are easy on the wallet.
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  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 1 cup (160g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 1/2 cup (375g) plain flour


  • 1
    Beat butter and sifted sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. (This is the stage where you will add your flavour additions - see tips.)
  • 2
    Stir in flour, in two batches.
  • 3
    Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth. Divide dough in half; roll each half into a 25cm log. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 5
    Cut logs into 1cm slices; place slices on trays about 2cm apart. Bake cookies 10 minutes or until browned lightly. Transfer cookies onto wire rack to cool.


TRY THESE VARIATIONS: Chocolate and hazelnut: Beat 2 tablespoons sifted cocoa powder into butter and sugar mixture, then stir in 1/3 cup ground hazelnuts and 1/3 cup finely chopped milk choc bits before adding the flour. Orange: Beat 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind into butter and sugar mixture. Lemon: Beat 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind into butter and sugar mixture. Vanilla: Beat 1 teaspoon vanilla extract into butter and sugar mixture. Dried cranberry: Stir in 2/3 cup finely chopped dried cranberries into butter and sugar mixture.

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