Biscuit Barrel

A batch of biscuits cooling on a wire tray is a lovely treat to come home to. This recipe is a great way to introduce kids to cooking if you can stop them eating the cookie dough! Just one easy recipe gives you four different biscuit types.

Difficulty

Prep Time

45 minutes

Cooking Time

8-10 minutes

Serves

Makes 64 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 250g SPAR butter
  • 250g SPAR white sugar
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 2 SPAR eggs beaten
  • 600g SPAR wheat cake flour
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 5ml salt
  • 25ml water

Variations

  • Melted chocolate
  • Food colour
  • Hundreds and thousands
  • White chocolate chips
  • Cranberries
  • SPAR Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • nuts

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla essence and the eggs.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients together. Add to the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Divide into 4 equal pieces and create these varations.
  6. Roll out the first piece to a thickness of 3mm and cut out into  shapes. Once baked drizzle in melted chocolate.
  7. Colour pink with a few drops of food colour.  Roll into a sausage shape.  Roll the sausage in hundreds and thousands.  Slice and press a halved cherry into each biscuit.
  8. Add 45 ml white choc chips and 45 ml chopped cranberries.  Roll into small balls and press lightly with your thumb.
  9. Roll into balls and then roll the balls in a mixture of SPAR brown sugar and cinnamon.
  10. Place all of the biscuits on greased baking sheets. Bake at for about 8 minutes.

Hints & Tips

Always space the biscuits in neat rows on your baking tray with enough room for spreading.  This way they will bake evenly giving you a professional looking biscuit.