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Traditional american recipe for homely biscuits, which can be made in different flavours or with additions (seeds, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.).


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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 40 Cookies, you will need:

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
38 min.30 min.20 min.1 hour 28 min.
Preservation: Several days in a closed metal box.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
10 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #1 In the bowl of a mixer, put 60 g brown sugar, 125 g caster sugar, ½ teaspoon Bicarbonate of (baking) soda and 125 g butter (softened).

If you have a Kenwood mixer, use the "K" beater.

Switch on mixer, and knead until dough is smooth, then add the egg.
Stage 2
5 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #2 Then add 200 g flour, a little at a time. Stop mixer when mixture is smooth again.

You have made the basic cookie dough, and you need to add the "extras".
Stage 3
3 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #3 Add 190 g rolled oats or muesli, 100 g chocolate chips and 100 g flaked almonds.
Stage 4
5 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #4 Replace the "K" with the normal beater, switch on the mixer and knead until everything is thoroughly mixed.
Stage 5
30 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #5 Gather the dough into a kind of flat thick cake, wrap in plastic film, and put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F.
Stage 6
1 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #6 After this time, remove the dough from the fridge. Take a tablespoonful.
Stage 7
1 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #7 Shape into a ball in your hand, and place on a baking sheet.

Press ball down firmly to form the cookie.
Stage 8
3 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #8 Cookies should be fairly flat, but not completely, it's a matter of taste. The thinner they are the crisper, thicker cookies stay soft in the middle.

You can also use a spoon to tidy the edges of your cookies.
Stage 9
5 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #9 Another method: roll out dough covered with a sheet of aluminium foil (to prevent from sticking).
Stage 10
5 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #10 Then cut out perfectly round cookies with cutters or simply using a glass.
Stage 11
20 min.
Cookies : Photo of step #11 Fill up your baking sheet by whichever method, and put in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Stage 12
Cookies : Photo of step #12 Cookies brown fast, so be careful to not overcook so that they stay a little moist.

Leave to cool on a wire rack, and keep in an airtight tin or jar.


Once the basic dough is made, you can let your imagination guide you and (for example) replace almonds with walnuts, chocolate with raisins or dried apricots, etc. Everything is possible (or nearly).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
434174 gr541 gr209 gr
217 %29 %51 %32 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4518 gr56 gr22 gr
23 %3 %5 %3 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1081 gr13 gr5 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 40 Cookies : 5.97 €
Per Cookies : 0.15 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made
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