fork biscuits

Fork biscuits

Fork biscuits

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15 minutes + 15 minutes baking

Serves: approx 15 biscuits

If you are looking for an easy biscuit recipe for kids, fork biscuits are the perfect, simple bake for you. With only 3 ingredients, no eggs and no biscuit cutters, they are easy to make and shouldn’t make too much mess in your kitchen. Not only that, but they’re really quick, which is ideal if, like my kids, yours have a relativetly short attention span. To eat, they’re a wee bit like a shortbread – really soft and crumbly, so even though they’re simple, they’re still really tasty.

Next time, we might try adding a different flavour like chocolate, or lemon or dried fruit.



Ingredients 

100g (1/2 cup) butter (softened)
50g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
150g (1 1/4 cup) self raising flour

How to make fork biscuits

Pre-heat your oven to 180C / 160C fan and prepare your baking trays

Get your toddler to line a few baking trays with baking paper.

Mix the butter and sugar together

Get your toddler to measure the butter. Ours was a bit hard so we gave it a really quick blast (10 seconds or so) in the microwave to soften it. Put it in a large mixing bowl.

 

Weigh the sugar and add it to the bowl.

Beat together with a wooden spoon until it is all well combined.

 

Add the flour

Get your toddler to weigh the flour, then add to your mixing bowl. Carry on mixing with your spoons then use your hands to bring it all together into a soft dough.

 

Form the fork biscuits

Roll small pieces of dough (the size of a walnut or teaspoon) into round balls. Place on your baking tray, leaving space between them for spreading.

 
Dip a fork in cold water and press down on each ball in turn to flatten each biscuit and make an imprint. If your toddler is too young to help rolling the balls, this is a good step for them to help with instead.

fork biscuits

Bake your fork biscuits

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until they are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

fork biscuits

Fork biscuits
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5 from 3 votes

Fork biscuits

With only 3 ingredients, fork biscuits are one of the easiest things you can bake, so are the perfect thing for getting children busy in the kitchen.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: biscuits
Servings: 15

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter softened
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 150 g self raising flour

Instructions

Pre-heat your oven to 180C / 160C fan

    Line a few baking trays with baking paper

      Mix the butter and sugar together

      • Measure the butter and put it in a large mixing bowl.
      • Weigh the sugar and add it to the bowl.
      • Beat together with a wooden spoon until well combined.

      Add the flour

      • Weigh the flour, then add to your mixing bowl. Carry on mixing then use your hands to bring it all together into a soft dough.

      Form the biscuits

      • Roll small pieces of dough (the size of a walnut or teaspoon) into round balls. Place on your baking tray, leaving space between them for spreading.
      • Dip a fork in cold water and press down on each ball in turn to flatten each biscuit and make an imprint.
      • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until they are golden brown.
      • Cool on a wire rack.

       

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      13 Comments

      1. These look delicious – I love that they’re only 3 ingredients! In fact, I might just have to try them at some point when I fancy a cookie but we’ve run out of eggs (which happens constantly!)

        • Thanks, I can’t get enough of them and I love how simple they are (and the fact you can eat them raw!)


      2. How fabulously quick and easy to make! I have a sneaky suspicion that both my boys would absolutely adore these as they are crazy about shortbread. These are quite a bit simpler though without rolling and cutting! Thank you for sharing with #BakingCrumbs 🙂


      3. Love fork biscuits. There is something cute and dumpy about them. So coupled with your photos I’m a gonna!!! Just right for a small mouthful too! Thank you for sharing with#BakingCrumbs

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