3-2-1 biscuits!

These are the simplest biscuits I know of and pretty scrummy too!

“I’ve read hundreds of cookbooks. Most of those cookbooks don’t even tell you how to get a steak ready, how to bake biscuits or an apple pie.” – Colonel Sanders

You will need:

  • 100g of sugar
  • 200g of softened butter/dairy free soft spread
  • 300g of plain flour
  • icing sugar/sweets to decorate
It always helps to have an assistant when making these!


  • Step One: Set the oven to 180c / gas mark 4, wipe your work surface and grease a couple of baking trays.
  • Step Two: Put your butter in a bowl and give it a wack with a spoon to make sure it is soft.
  • Step Three: Add the flour and sugar. Get your (clean) hands in the bowl and squeeze the mixture together until it’s all combined into a large ball. This is VERY messy but great fun!
  • Step Four: Use a rolling pin (or a jar/milk bottle on its side) to roll the dough to about half a centimetre thick. Cut out shapes and place on your greased tray.
  • Step Five: Put in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the edges have turned golden brown.
  • Step Six: Decorate!
  • Step Seven: Make a pot of tea and eat your creations!

There are probably a hundred or so different ways to make these and thousands of variations, so feel free to experiment, e.g. adding some cocoa powder in exchange for some of the flour or a few drops of vanilla essence. You can make this in any batch size using the 3:2:1 ratio of sugar: fat: flour.

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