Butter – the remedy for everything.
Too much Vegemite on your toast? Add more butter. Need to ice a cake? Hello buttercream frosting. Need a little me-time? Indulge in a butter biscuit.
And instead of a store-bought ‘average’ butter biscuit, this Christmas, why not try your hand at crafting these heaven-like morsels yourself? It’s easier than you think, and better yet, there are no scary “what on earth is that?” ingredients, just premium unsalted butter (you can’t look past Lurpak), sugar, flour and other staples.
Once you master the butter biscuit you’ll be whipping up batches in no-time, wrapping them and sending them out as delicious gifts.
Duration: 50 minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 20 Biscuits
FOR THE BISCUITS
200g Lurpak® Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
150g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla paste
350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
FOR THE ICING
300g icing sugar
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1. Heat your oven to 180ºC or 160ºC fan forced.
2. Using a hand-held mixer or a food processor beat together the butter and sugar until smooth.
3. Whisk in the egg yolk and vanilla paste, then finally the flour to make a dough. If it’s a little sticky add a little more flour.
4. Remove the dough and roll out on a floured work surface to about half-a-centimetre in thickness.
5. Using assorted cookie cutters, cut out the dough and place onto a lined baking tray. Reroll the offcuts and repeat until all the dough is used up. Place the biscuits in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.
6. Then, remove from the fridge and place in the preheated oven baking on the middle shelf for 8-12 minutes or until just coloured on the edges. Remove the biscuits from the oven and cool on a wire rack before decorating with icing.
7. To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, adding more if needed to make a thick paste.
8. Decorate the biscuits and leave on a wire rack for the icing to set. If you want to use them as Christmas decorations, skewer a hole in the top of each biscuit just before baking and thread through ribbon or string, once cooked.
This year, Lurpak is on a mission to encourage Australians to bake their Christmas gifts instead of buying them. To help, Lurpak will be gifting thousands of complimentary Lurpak baking kits to Australians across the country so that they can make a thoughtful Christmas masterpiece for someone they care about. See how you can win a baking kit now!