Sunshine biscuit recipe

If you fancy a bit of weekend baking then these sunshine biscuits are the prefect go to. A great one to get the kids involved with.

We thought that these little bites of sunshine were too tasty not to share.

Ingredients

1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup of soft butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Appliances

Oven- Conventional 190oC / Fan 180oC
Food processor or mixer

Method

  1. Using the knife blade attachment in your food processor or mixer, thoroughly mix together the honey, sugar butter, egg, and vanilla extract.
  2. Gradually add sifted flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix until the cookie dough is stiff. 
  3. Remove dough from the food processor and shape into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for one hour in refrigerator.
  4. Cover baking sheets with baking paper.
  5. Divide the dough into three portions. Return two of the portions to the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  7. Roll mix between two sheets of plastic wrap (freezer wrap is ideal) to about five mm thick. 
  8. Cut the dough into sun shapes with a cookie cutter.
  9. Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake for six to eight minutes and repeat steps 7, 8 and 9 with remaining portions.
  10. Remove from the oven, and let the cookies cool on the sheet for about two minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Once cooled, you can ice with your favourite sun-yellow icing.

This recipe will make about 60 biscuits depending on the size of your sun shapes. 

Energy saving tips when you’re baking

When baking, here are few quick tips to keep your energy bills as sweet as these biscuits:

  • Preheat your oven for 10 minutes only, any more than that and you’ll likely be wasting energy.
  • When cooking, set your oven to fan forced – it cooks quicker and more evenly than conventional settings.
  • If you are using a fan forced setting, make sure your oven racks are evenly spaced so the air can circulate evenly. 
  • Set your oven timer and don’t waste energy by opening the oven door mid-bake.

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