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Shrewsbury Biscuits

Shrewsbury Biscuits

 Prep.Time: 20 mins
 Cook.Time: 30 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: Lots of Biscuits

Tools               

 Rolling Pin
 Mixing Bowl
 Baking Sheet
 Biscuit/Cookie Cutter

Ingredients          

 100g/3oz Butter or Spread
 100g/3oz Castor sugar
 300g/10oz Plain Flour
 1 Egg
 ½ tsp Mixed Spice
 Little bit of milk if required

 OPTIONAL 50g/1½oz of
  Pumpkin Seeds or
  Sunflower Seeds or
  Dried Fruit or
  Chocolate Chips


Method                                                                        

Pre-heat oven to 170°c / 325°f / Gas Mark 3.
Rub flour and butter together in a mixing bowl until they look like fine breadcrumbs.
Mix in sugar, mixed spice and any OPTIONAL filling if required.
Fold in beaten egg.
If the mixture does not come to a firm dough, add a little milk until it does.
Roll out on a floured surface to 5-7mm (1/8") thickness.
Cut out using cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet covered with baking paper.
Keep rolling and cutting until all the dough is used up.
Place on a high shelf in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container.


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