The best-ever butter biscuit recipe

September 10, 2012

When I was young, my best treat was baking biscuits. And when I say baking biscuits, I mean helping to mix the dough, and cutting it into cool shapes – I remember clearly the plastic cutters in heart, circle, triangle, square and hexagonal shapes. And with the last remaining dough, we used to roll out our initials and sprinkle them with hundreds and thousands.

And with a penchant for baking and reliving a bit of my youth, not to mention a sweet tooth, I recently baked butter biscuits, using a variety of new cutters I have. From hearts and bunnies to dogs and cats. Oh what fun!

These are very easy to make, and it’s based on a recipe my gran and mom used. It’s a great recipe for those who don’t think they can bake, and a must-have for those who enjoy baking and who want the ultimate biscuit recipe. Just watch that all the biscuits you place on each tray are of similar thickness to ensure they are baked similarly – thin biscuits tend to brown and burn on the bottoms before the thicker ones are fully baked.

With this recipe will come a lot of fun, dozens of divine butter biscuits and the building of lots of great memories with your kids.


250g butter

180g sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla essence or extract

430g Sasko flour

60g cornflour

pinch of salt

1 and a half teaspoons baking powder


Heat the oven to 210C. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Sift the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture. Combine well, then roll out on a floured board with a floured baking pin. Cut or roll into shapes, and place on slightly greased baking tins. You can sprinkle the biscuits with chopped nuts, sprinkles or chocolate chips. Bake until light brown – around 10 to 15 minutes. Watch that the biscuits don’t burn.

Note: This post was brought to you by Sasko. All words are my own.

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  • Michelle Gross

    Nice one for the holidays which are just around the corner!

    September 10, 2012 at 7:00 am Reply
  • Janine du Plessis

    I am going to try this recipe! I have a box of cutters and my son is always asking to bake biscuits but I don’t have a decent recipe. Thank you so much.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:15 am Reply

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    December 28, 2013 at 12:56 am Reply
  • Tom Jonesy

    well, this very looks yummy 🙂

    January 5, 2014 at 3:36 pm Reply
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