I wanted to make some biscuits at home and butter was lying at home.I don’t usually use butter to make cakes and so I wanted to make the regular butter cookies using the butter (home made butter) I was searching for recipes, then I got this through one of the blog I wanted to try this immediately and it truly melts in the mouth here goes the recipe.
Recipe Source : Sharmis Passions
Preparation Time: 15 to 20 minutes.
Idle Time: NIL
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
makes: 15 to 16 medium sizes biscuits
Maida – 1 cup
Powdered Sugar – 1/4 cup
Butter, softened – 1/2 cup + 1tbsp
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Vanilla flavoured custard powder – 1/4 cup
Mix the Maida and custard powder and keep it aside, mix the butter and sugar until the sugar dissolves now add the vanilla essence and mix well. Now add custard powder, Maida to butter sugar mixture and mix well to form smooth dough. Then keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes(see notes).
After 30 minutes take the dough and make it into equal small balls and just press it and flatten it, then slightly press it with a fork dipped in the flour to get those lines on the biscuits.
Preheat the oven to 170 deg C for 10mins. Now bake the biscuits for 15-20mins. Allow them to cool completely.
If the weather is cold you don’t have to keep the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes, just 10 minutes is enough or when the oven is on pre-heat just keep it in the fridge at that time for 10 minutes.
I had kept mine in the fridge for 30 minutes it was very hard when I took it out and also it was very cold at that time in Bangalore so it depends on the weather where you’re staying I guess.