Ww Vanilla Biscuits (Cookies)

"A good basic biscuit to go with a cup of tea. I love the texture the custard powder gives them. At only 1.5 points each they are a great treat. Australian measurements used."
 
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photo by Marg CaymanDesigns photo by Marg CaymanDesigns
photo by Marg CaymanDesigns
photo by RockCook photo by RockCook
Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
24
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 180 deg C (356 deg F). Line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Into a medium bowl sift together the SR flour and custard powder. Stir in the sugar.
  • Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like soft breadcrumbs.
  • Combine the milk and vanilla essence then stir into the mix. It should form a firm dough.
  • Drop 2 teaspoons of dough in heaps onto the the prepared trays. They will spread so allow space between biscuit. Lightly flatten with fork then sprinkle with almonds. Press lightly to adhere.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden on the bottom.

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Reviews

  1. Laura S.
    Where can you get low-fat butter? I did not know there was such a thing.
     
  2. Marg (CaymanDesigns)
    Soft, yummy "big" cookies for WW cookies! I got 26 cookies which made them only 2 points plus each. According to the recipe builder on the WW site, if you only get 24 cookies, it is 2 points plus for 1 cookie but 5 points plus for 2. I substituted a small box of instant vanilla pudding for the custard powder. I also didn't have self-rising flour so I used the appropriate equivalents of baking powder, salt and regular flour. At first, they were a little salty. As they sat, that seemed to mellow out a bit. Not sure if it because I use sea salt or if Australian self-rising flour has a different ratio of salt. Next time, I'll use less. I used just a tad more than 8 Tbls. of Land-O-Lake's light butter to get the 120 grams. (Maybe the Australian light butter isn't salted?) The almonds were a nice touch. Would be interested to try the recipe with other pudding flavors and extracts for a variety of flavor combinations. Thanks for posting! I liked having cookies at my party that I could enjoy too without blowing my point allowance for the day!
     
  3. RockCook
    Very simple and very yummy biscuit. I used diced almonds on the top - they get a lovely roasted flavour.
     
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  1. Marg (CaymanDesigns)
    Soft, yummy "big" cookies for WW cookies! I got 26 cookies which made them only 2 points plus each. According to the recipe builder on the WW site, if you only get 24 cookies, it is 2 points plus for 1 cookie but 5 points plus for 2. I substituted a small box of instant vanilla pudding for the custard powder. I also didn't have self-rising flour so I used the appropriate equivalents of baking powder, salt and regular flour. At first, they were a little salty. As they sat, that seemed to mellow out a bit. Not sure if it because I use sea salt or if Australian self-rising flour has a different ratio of salt. Next time, I'll use less. I used just a tad more than 8 Tbls. of Land-O-Lake's light butter to get the 120 grams. (Maybe the Australian light butter isn't salted?) The almonds were a nice touch. Would be interested to try the recipe with other pudding flavors and extracts for a variety of flavor combinations. Thanks for posting! I liked having cookies at my party that I could enjoy too without blowing my point allowance for the day!
     

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