Makes: 20-24 biscuits


  • 125g (4oz) butter
  • 55g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 180g (6oz) plain flour


  • Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth
  • Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste
  • If it doesn’t come together smoothly, add a little water or milk to help bind it
  • Roll out the pastry to 1cm thick and cut into the shapes you want
  • Place on baking paper on a baking tray, make holes with a fork if you want and sprinkle with caster sugar
  • Bake for 15-20mins or until the biscuits are pale golden-brown