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The simplest biscuits you and the kids will ever bake. We’ve stamped clean toys into these to decorate them - try your own favourite patterns

  • Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 20 mins
  • makes 24
  • Easy
  • makes 24
  • Easy
  • Calories 161
  • Carbohydrates 21
  • Saturated Fat 4
  • Sugar 8
  • Protein 2
  • Fat 7
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 161
  • Carbohydrates 21
  • Saturated Fat 4
  • Sugar 8
  • Protein 2
  • Fat 7
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0

Ingredients

  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 400g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Put the butter in a bowl and beat it with electric beaters until soft and creamy. Beat in the sugar, then the egg and vanilla, and finally the flour to make a dough. If the dough feels a bit sticky, add a little bit more flour and knead it in.

  2. Pull pieces off the dough and roll them out to about the thickness of two £1 coins on a floured surface. The easiest way to do this with small children is to roll the mixture out on a baking mat. Cut out shapes using a 9cm biscuit cutter, or a use the rim of a small glass and peel away the leftover dough around the edges. Press some clean toys gently into the biscuits, making sure you make enough of a mark without going all the way through. Re-roll off-cuts and repeat.

  3. Transfer the whole mat or the individual biscuits to the baking sheet and bake for 8-10 mins or until the edges are just brown. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then serve. Will keep for three days in a biscuit tin.

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