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Best Christmas Biscuits

This recipe comes from my mother. I’ve always had it on a scrap of paper which I found in her kitchen many years ago and scribbled it down. It never fails to bring a smile on a face and is delicious plain or painstakingly decorated. Over the years I have made birthday number biscuits with this recipe as each child notched up another year. Its time to post this on my site before I lose my scrap of paper!


Makes approx 20

200g plain flour
150g unsalted butter (melted)
120g caster sugar
3 egg yolks
drop of vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180°C

Mix sugar with melted butter using a hand whisk (electric or hand). Add egg yolks one at a time, continue whisking. Add a vanilla essence, then flour and combine gradually. Put the mix in the fridge for 1/2 hour – don’t worry if it looks a bit soft at this stage.

Take out dough. Flour a surface, roll to approx 3 mm thick. Cut away and place on a tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes (depending on how your oven works). Look out for when the biscuits start to colour a light brown around the edges. Leave to cool on tray, life off and place on a wire rack when they have hardened enough to lift.

Approximate cost £1.65!