Easy basic biscuits
I started baking these with my kids after we scoured countless packaged biscuit labels. Many packaged biscuits contain corn syrup, fructose, sweeteners, colouring, flavouring, preservatives, cheap vegetable oil and list sugar at the top of the ingredients list.
These super easy cookies take no time to make, contain only 1/2 cup sugar and are very handy when the kids come home from school with the munchies. They are also great lunch box options.
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 125 gm butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- choc chips
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milk
*replace choc chips with jam or any topping you fancy.
1. Preheat oven to180°C.Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until pale and creamy. Add egg and mix until well combined. Sift flour and baking powder over butter mixture. Add milk and stir until just combined.
3. Using 1 heaped tablespoon of mixture at a time, roll mixture into balls. Place on baking trays lined with baking paper. Using the heel of your hand, flatten biscuits slightly (allow room for spreading). Optionally you could use the back of a fork to flatten them.
4. Press 2, 3 chocolate chips on to each flattened ball.
5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, swapping trays over in oven after 10 minutes, or until light golden. Allow biscuits to cool on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
*replace chocolate chips with jam for an equally delicious alternative
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