Shrewsbury BiscuitsPrep.Time: 20 mins
Cook.Time: 30 mins
Serves: Lots of Biscuits
Ingredients100g/3oz Butter or Spread
100g/3oz Castor sugar
300g/10oz Plain Flour
½ tsp Mixed Spice
Little bit of milk if required
OPTIONAL 50g/1½oz of
Pumpkin Seeds or
Sunflower Seeds or
Dried Fruit or
MethodPre-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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