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Mamma’s Biscuits

Makes: 50 Biscuits   Oven: 160 °C / 325 °F
Preparation Time: 1 hour   Baking Time: 15 – 20 minutes

Ingredients

250 g Margarine / Butter
200 g Sugar ( 250 ml / 1 cup )
2 Eggs, beaten
500 g Cake flour ( 4 x 250 ml / 4 cups )
2 ml Salt ( ¼ tsp )
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast ( 1 packet )
125 ml Lukewarm water ( ½ cup )
5 ml Vanilla essence ( 1 tsp )
Cherries, silver balls, hundreds
and thousands or vermicelli

Method

  1. Beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add beaten egg and mix.
  2. Mix dry ingredients, as well as the Anchor Instant Yeast together.
  3. Add dry ingredients and enough lukewarm water to the creamed margarine mixture, to form a soft dough. Knead well until smooth and elastic, cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place for 5 minutes.
  4. Form into small balls, place onto a greased baking tray and press flat with a fork OR place dough into a piping bag, with a nozzle, and pipe biscuits onto a greased baking tray OR fill a biscuit gun with dough and press biscuits onto a greased baking tray.
  5. Decorate with cherries, silver balls, hundreds and thousands or vermicelli and bake in a preheated oven at 160 °C / 325 °F for 15 – 20 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Mamma’s Biscuits