Who doesn’t love anything that tastes like Biscoff? The sweet caramel flavour with a slight biscuit taste is the perfect thing to have with a cup of tea, sliced up as a cheesecake, or spread on toast as a cheeky breakfast! I decided to make my own recipe that hopefully comes close to one of our favourite treats! This recipe is quick and simple and with the swap of a couple of ingredients can be made 100% vegan in no time!
Makes 35 Biscuits
270g Plain Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Cloves
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
100g Dark Brown Sugar
100g Light Brown Sugar (it’s ok to sub one of these sugars for plain granulated if it’s easier but for the sake of flavour it's better to use at least one)
170g Butter, softened
To start with mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a small bowl until well combined.
In a large bowl with a stand mixer/ hand whisk, beat together the sugars and butter until you have a smooth mixture.
Add the dry mix to the wet and gently whisk until the dough starts to clump together and looks sandy, now mix in the egg. We don’t want to over-mix as the biscuits will come out dry, but mix enough so all ingredients are combined together equally so our biscuits don’t go cakey!
Tip your dough out onto a very lightly floured surface and gently knead for a minute or so until it comes together into a loose ball, then shape it into a flat disc. Wrap the disc in foil and leave it to chill in the fridge for between 30 mins to 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160 Fan/ Gas Mark 4. After the dough has chilled, roll it out to about half an inch thick and cut shapes out using your fav cookie cutter! I used a sweet-shaped one.
Bake the biscuits in the oven for 10-12 mins until they’re slightly darker in colour. Leave them on the tray to cool for 10 mins before transferring to a cookie jar/ airtight container.
How easy are these?! Especially with the little sweet-shaped cookie cutter, I think they look so cute and make a perfect decoration for cakes or just on the side at a party/special event! I tried to make the recipe as simple and easy to follow as possible, so I think this is a good one for anyone to try and make, regardless of whether you’re a biscuit wizard or never baked them before in your life! This was actually the first time I tried making a recipe for these so they may not be perfect but around Christmas time I’ll do some playing about and see if we can make them even better. For now though, I hope you enjoy trying this recipe out; aside from Choco Leibniz, I think Biscoff are my favourite biscuits so it's always fun to create a recipe to have unlimited amounts of your favourite things!