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Father’s Day Biscuits

Prep

30 mins - 1hr

Bake

20 mins

Serves

24 - 72

Difficulty

Easy

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These are such an easy, fun and impressive gift to make, whether for Father’s Day, a birthday or a special message for your beloved.

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Golden Caster

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For the chocolate biscuits

Step 1

Cream the butter and Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg.

Step 2

Next, sift in the flour and cocoa powder and knead well to combine. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and roll out to a thickness of 5mm (¼”) thick. Choose your letters and then first stamp out the biscuit then turn the cutter over and firmly press the letter side into the dough. Transfer to baking trays. Repeat until you have your chosen message, spacing the letters apart on the baking trays. Re-roll the dough as necessary.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan160°, 350°F, Gas 4.

Step 4

Bake on the top and middle shelves of the oven for 10 minutes until slightly darker in colour, swapping the trays over halfway through. Cool briefly then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

For the butter biscuits

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan180°, 400°F, Gas 6.

Step 2

Lightly grease 2 baking trays.

Step 3

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg yolk.

Step 4

Next, sift in the flour, add the lemon rind and mix well. Add enough milk to make a fairly soft dough.

Step 5

Knead the mixture gently on a lightly floured surface and roll out to a thickness of 5mm (¼“).

Step 6

Choose your letters and then first stamp out the biscuit then turn the cutter over and firmly press the letter side into the dough. Transfer to the baking trays. Repeat until you have your chosen message, spacing the letters apart on the baking trays. Re-roll the dough as necessary.

Step 7

Bake on the top and middle shelves of the oven for 8-10 minutes, swapping the trays round halfway through, until pale golden. Cool briefly then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

For the icing

Step 1

Sift the Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar into a mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture which will easily flow. Using a teaspoon, fill the letters with the icing gently teasing it into place. Leave to dry on a wire rack for 2 hours or overnight then transfer to a tin.

TOP TIP

You can make and ice the biscuits and then store them in the freezer in an air tight container for up to a month!

Ingredients – 5 items

Serving

1

For the chocolate biscuit dough

Butter

Butter

Unsalted, softened

185 g
Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar

265 g
Eggs

Large eggs

1
Flour

Plain flour

200 g
Cocoa-powder

Cocoa powder

110 g

For the butter biscuit dough

Butter

Butter

Unsalted, softened

110 g
Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar

75 g
Eggs

Large egg yolk

1
Flour

Plain flour

Plus extra for rolling

200 g
Lemon

Lemon

Finely grated ring

1
Milk

Milk

1 - 2 tbsp

For the icing

Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar

200 g
Water

Water

2 tbsp

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