Traditional Sugar Biscuits Recipe

Traditional Sugar Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 36

350 g

5 ml

10 ml

1.5 ml

115 g

225 g

2.5 ml


120 ml

Plain flour

Bicarbonate of soda

Baking powder

Grated nutmeg

Butter or margarine, at room temperature

Caster sugar

Vanilla essence



Colored or demerara sugar, for sprinkling

Method :
  • Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and nutmeg into a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter or margarine, caster sugar and vanilla essence together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat to mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, stirring with a wooden spoon to make a soft dough.
  • Wrap the dough in clear film and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 3mm thickness. Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter.
  • Transfer the biscuits on to ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle each one with sugar.
  • Bake until golden, for 10-12 minutes.
  • With a palette knife, transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool.

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