A biscuit recipe that will keep its shape
Updated: Jan 12, 2019
This homemade biscuit recipe is easy, quick and really tasty! I find that adding cornflour ensures that your biscuits will never lose their shape. If you want to give it a try at home, there is a variety of areas that you can cover from a learning and development perspective.
100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
100g caster sugar
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
265g plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 190C.
Cream the sugar and butter together.
Add in the egg & vanilla extract, a little at a time.
Stir in the flour and cornflour until the mixture starts to form into a more solid dough consistency.
Dust your worktop with flour and then roll out the dough to around 1cm/1.5cm thick.
Cut the dough with your biscuit cutters. I use parchment paper to line my baking sheet to ensure that the biscuits don't stick to the pan.
Bake your biscuits for around 10-12 minutes or until they are a light golden colour. Lift them gently off the baking sheet and allow them to rest on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.
If you then want to ice your biscuits, mix together some icing sugar, water & food flavouring. Decorate with biscuit decorations (widely available in any supermarket/online)
Links to learning - EYFS
Communication and language – listening and following instructions, using and increasing existing vocabulary
Physical development – handling tools and picking up small objects
Personal, social and emotional development - providing an opportunity to explore, develop confidence and autonomy
Literacy – reading instructions and food packets
Maths – counting, weighing, measuring, talking about; shape, size and quantity
Understanding the world - finding out about different textures and ingredients, learning about the effect of heat and cold and understanding cause and effect
Expressive arts & design – enjoying sensory experiences