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Carol and Lily’s biscuits

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I have my little 4 yr old granddaughter staying with me and she loves to cook and prepared Lily’s biscuits
Obviously, I supervise her and do anything which would not be safe for her to do but she sieves the flour, mixes, and rolls out. She cut out her shapes using my Christmas cutters (trial run) for when I make my Xmas wreath. She also iced the biscuits herself and put the sprinkles on.


140 gm of butter
100 gm of soft brown sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
350 gm flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg beaten


Melt the butter, sugar, and syrup and then let it cool for 10 minutes.
Sieve the flour, baking soda and pour in the melted butter plus the egg. Stir to combine.
Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 10 minutes
When chilled roll out to 5 mm thick and cut out shapes.
Put on a baking tray lined with parchment and bake at 200C for about 12 minutes until golden turning the tray halfway through cooking.
When cold ice as desired.
Lily wanted pink and white with sugar strands so even the penguin was pink  ツ ツ
The icing, apart from the first one, when I showed her how to flood the biscuits she did herself.
It is the first time I have used this particular biscuit recipe but it is nice and the biscuits are quite soft in the middle but firm on the outside.
I would use it again and will probably make my Christmas wreath using this mix as it cuts out nice and clean. It is a little crumbly and soft when not cooked but manageable.  Well, Lil’s managed so I am sure anyone else can.

Prepared, tried and tested by Carol Taylor and her 4 yr old granddaughter

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