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Reindeer vanilla biscuits

Simple Vanilla Biscuits

Course: Biscuits
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Vanilla Biscuits
Skill level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 biscuits
Calories: 197.08kcal
Author: Amy Treasure
A melt in your mouth vanilla biscuit that can be made any size or shape and won't spread during baking.
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  • 170 g caster sugar Superfine - US
  • 170 g salted butter
  • 170 g golden syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 480 g plain flour
  • 130 g self-raising flour


  • Preheat oven to 180ºC / 160ºC Fan / 350ºF / Gas 4
  • Cream the sugar, butter, golden syrup, egg and vanilla in a large bowl. This can be done in an electric mixer using the paddle attachment or by hand with a wooden spoon. 
  • Sift together the plain and self-raising flour and add it into the creamed mixture. Mix thoroughly until combined then bring the dough together with your hands. 
  • Knead the dough a couple of times to form a smooth ball but don't overwork it.
  • Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for around 30 minutes. 
  • Once the dough has chilled, roll it out to a thickness of 4-5mm.
  • Cut into your desired biscuit shapes and transfer to a baking sheet leaving a 2cm space between each biscuit. 
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Bear in mind that smaller biscuits will bake quicker than larger ones. 
  • The biscuits are cooked when they are browning at the edges and underneath. 
  • Remove from the oven and leave to completely cool and firm up before you attempt to decorate.


  • Chilled dough is easier to roll and shape so don’t be tempted to skip this step
  • It's easier to work in batches as opposed to rolling the dough out all in one go
  • Smaller biscuits will bake quicker than larger ones
  • Allow biscuits to completely cool before you attempt to decorate them
  • Iced or uniced biscuits will keep in an airtight container for up to a week. Uncooked dough freezes well for up to three months. 


Calories: 197.08kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.93g | Protein: 3.07g | Fat: 6.26g | Saturated Fat: 3.76g | Cholesterol: 24.02mg | Sodium: 54.52mg | Potassium: 31.78mg | Fiber: 0.67g | Sugar: 12.78g | Vitamin A: 189.77IU | Calcium: 6.84mg | Iron: 1.02mg