A biscuit recipe that will keep it's shape

December 29, 2017

This homemade biscuit recipe is easy, quick and really tasty! The addition of cornflour helps the biscuits to keep their shape. It covers a variety of areas from the EYFS - Communication and language, Physical development, Personal, social and emotional development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world & Expressive arts and design




  • 100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

  • 100g caster sugar

  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten

  • 265g plain flour

  • 10g cornflour

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract




  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. 

  2. Cream the sugar and butter together.

  3. Add in the egg & vanilla extract, a little at a time.

  4. Stir in the flour and cornflour until the mixture starts to form into a more solid dough consistency.

  5. Dust your worktop with flour and then roll out the dough to around 1cm/1.5cm thick.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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)

Learning Links

  • 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

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