This is a basic biscuit recipe that you can flavour with ANYTHING or make plain. You can add cocoa powder, chia seeds, almond meal, coconut, chocolate chips, dried fruit ANYTHING! This recipe will hold quite a bit of extra flavouring without needing to adjust the base recipe. You can also make it gluten free, dairy free and use your choice of sugar.


Ingredients (makes 30 )

  • 250g butter (or dairy free spread or coconut oil)
  • 1 cup sugar (white, brown, raw, coconut sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups self-raising flour (or 280g gluten-free self-raising flour)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Prepare baking tray with cooking oil spray and baking paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugar (in your kitchen mixer or with beaters) until it is light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg.
  4. Mix in self-raising flour slowly using dough attachment or by hand
  5. Roll small balls of dough in your hand and place on baking tray. Flatten with a fork.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes

Notes... When adding flavours add powdered ingredients such as cocoa and almond meal, and small stuff like chia seeds and desiccated coconut to the creamed butter and sugar before adding flour. Chunky stuff like chocolate chips and dried fruit should be added after the flour. I have made so many variations on this I can't even remember them all! Some of my favourites have been: Quadruple chocolate - 1/4 to 1/2 cup of cocoa with milk, dark and white chocolate chips. Super coconut - unrefined coconut oil instead of butter then desiccated coconut and coconut chips. Fruity - dried currants, dried blueberry and dried apricot, all finely diced. Christmas - 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, one teaspoon of mixed spice and one cup of mixed dried fruit.

  • Def going to make some of these for Xmas

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  • I love a basic biscuit!!

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  • Thanks. Will be handy to have this basic recipe to add different tastes etc.

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  • Thanks for a great basic recipe that can be so versatile .

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  • try using milo or even custard powder for some flavour ideas. Peanut butter is great too!

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  • These look fabulous, really want to try these

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  • Been looking for something like this for a basic . Thank you for this.

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  • I make these basic cookies with 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar and it tastes sweet enough.

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  • You can create your own stylish biscuits with this recipe. thanks.

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  • Thanks for sharing this base to make a range of fantastic biscuits!.

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  • I love these type of basic recipes where you can add what flavour you desire.

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  • I love the fact that this recipe has gluten free alternatives, something that is very rare.

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  • My basic biscuit recipe! Love it! Plus very versatile.

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  • smashing – just add chocolate bits and I am in bikkie heaven


    • Choc chips – my favourite in biscuits. I like a mixture of choc chips.

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  • Love a good, easy bikkie recipe that only has a few ingredients all of which I have on hand! Will be giving these a go and adding some dried fruit!

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