Recipe by Catherine Robson
Many many years ago my daughter brought home a recipe that was shared at her kindergarten class by a little girl called Brianne for her nanna's biscuits. The note at the bottom of the recipe made it worth keeping all this time & although I have not made this yet I thought that someone may remember them from their childhood. The note reads: "This makes lots & lots of biscuits. My nanna had 5 children during the war and she used it lots so she could feed the children. She never bought biscuits all her life. Nanna always made these for all her grandchildren's birthday parties and they are my favourite biscuits. by Brianne"
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups plain flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1⁄2 cup plain flour (spare for rolling dough)
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter (softened)
- 2 -3 tablespoons milk (use enough to make icing easy to spread but not runny)
- 2 drops food coloring
- candy sprinkles (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 200c.
- Line 2 baking trays with silicone paper.
- In a saucepan mix together sugar and milk and bring to a boil.
- Shake gently so sugar does not stick to the bottom.
- Add baking soda & let it cool.
- In a large mixing bowl combine flour & cinnamon.
- Rub butter into the flour.
- Once it is all rubbed in & there are no big lumps - add the milk mixture and mix well.
- Put lots of flour on the surface you are going to roll the mixture on to prevent sticking.
- Use about 1/4 of the mixture at a time - roll the dough thinly & use cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
- Place on lined baking tray & bake until golden.
- Allow to cool slightly on tray & use spatula to transfer to a baking rack to cool.
- Once they are cool they can be iced and dipped in sprinkles.
- To make icing - combine 1 tablespoon of the milk with the butter, food colour & icing sugar - then gradually add enough milk to get the correct consistency.