Baking can be fun for everyone when you have a simple recipe to work from and we're sure you'll find this butter biscuit recipe super easy to follow and make with your whole family. These can be a great addition to Ramadan pre parties or as Eid favours.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 100 grams butter (at room temperature)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Baking tools and cookie cutters
Preheat your oven at 160 degrees celsius (this may vary from one oven to another). Line a baking sheet with parchment of baking paper. Beat the sugar and butter together until they turn all creamy and soft. Then add the egg and vanilla essence to the mixture and beat well.
In a separate bowl mix the flour and baking powder together then start adding them gradually to the wet mix until you have a soft non sticky dough.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of about 5mm. If it keeps sticking to your working surface or rolling pin, try rolling the dough between two sheets of parchment paper.
Using cookie cutters, cut out your biscuits in to any shape you desire (stars, crescents, lanterns ...etc). You can use letter press stamps to personalize them or you can add a message to your cookies like "Ramadan Mubarak" or "Happy Eid" if you're baking them for Eid.
Transfer your cut cookies to a lined baking sheet and bake in your preheated oven for 10 minutes or until biscuits are ready. Then enjoy with the whole family.