5 November 2014


You might remember these little guys from last weeks Styling the Season post, since then I have had a few of you lovely people get in touch asking for the recipe, so I thought I'd share it with you today. These are super easy to make and tasty too, plus little ones will love the various shapes you'll use to create you biscuits.

You'll Need:

Cookie Cutters – I used these Ikea Cutters
225g (8oz) Self Raising Flour
Pinch of salt
170g (6oz) Organic Unsalted Butter (cut into cubes)
110g (4oz) of sugar
1 Beaten Egg
1tsp Vanilla Extract

To Make:

1. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl, then using the back of a spoon to rub the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. You might find it helps to do this with your hands towards the end to get the right consistency – little fingers will love to help.

2. Add the sugar, beaten egg and vanilla extract, and mix into a stiff dough. Once mixed with a spoon use your hands to knead the mixture in the bowl until it is a smooth, you can also knead it on a floured countertop if this is easier.

3. Make a ball out of the dough, wrap in cling film and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 365 F and line a baking tray with baking/greaseproof paper.

5. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface until it is around 6mm thick or the thickness of a penny. Once in place cut your animal shapes with the cutters creating and transfer onto the baking tray.

6. Bake for about 12-15 or until golden. Once baked leave to cool on a wire rack.

There's nothing quite like freshly baked butter biscuits and a good cuppa to make you feel cosy during the colder weather. If you fancy making your own I'd love to see your designs, just tag me on twitter and use the hashtag #butterbiscuitfun and I will retweet your pics.

Enjoy. x

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  1. I love these shapes. Must get some of these cookie cutters for my Momma who lives in the woods. hahaha She would love them. Love the display too hunny. Gorgeous.

  2. So simple! These look like good rainy day fun.

  3. Will be looking out for the cutters to make these! x

  4. Oh these sounds divine and fairly simple and toddler/young child friendly - for some reason butter has played a huge part in my life lately - I think it's the time of the year, so much cake and cookies around and I am not complaining :)

    Laura x

  5. Lovely cutters! I have all the ones I had as kid in a box, it is about time we baked with them again. Gorgeous picture :)

  6. Who can resist a sweet squirrel biscuit? Not me that's for sure! x

  7. Love all these biscuits you make!! I still have your coconut ones on my to do list! x



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