Fork Biscuits (Easy 3-Ingredient Cookies)

 

Fork Biscuits (Easy 3-Ingredient Cookies)

Borislava
When the biscuity mood hits you, you wat to try these super easy biscuits that you can make with or without children. They are easy, quick, no mess, taste so buttery almost like shortbread.
They are the perfect biscuits to make for your coffee, tea or chocolate or husband.
My daughter is still a baby but i have a "everything with sugar" loving person in the house, he was so please with the amazing taste as he loves shortbread, he said "They just melt in the mouth", sat down and ate an amazing amount of them.
You don't have to be a pro in the kitchen to make them, also no special equipment needed.
The recipe usually makes about 32 biscuits, but feel free to adjust the recipe, because believe me, they won't be left much after you bake them.
Feel free to scroll down to the recipe.
All you gonna need for these melting in the mouth biscuits is just three simple ingredients and you probably don't even have to leave the house, because you have them at home.
INGREDIENTS:
Butter - Don't worry if you have forgotten to leave the butter at room temperature, you can always pop it in the microwave for a couple of miutes, or beat it for longer until it has that perfect creamy texture. Butter is used for the best taste you can achive but if you have no butter left, i have always tried making them with margarine. Baking spread also works, they still come out fluffy and delicious.
Sugar: All kinds of sugar work in this recipe. The recipe calls for caster sugar or fine icing sugar, because they mix faster with the butter. If you only have granulated sugar just beat it for longer and make sure it has dissolved completely.
Self-Rising Flour (or all purpose flour plus baking powder) : Self-raising flour is used in the UK, but don't worry if you don't have it at home, you can always combine plain flour with baking powder.
METHOD:
Usually it takes 5-10 miutes to prepare the ingredients, then you can move along with baking the biscuits.
You will not notice how quickly your biscuits are going to be ready to be enjoyed. By the time you put back everything back on it's place, the scent will be calling you and your family.
TO MAKE THE DOUGH:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)/gas 4 and line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl measure the butter and beat until smooth and creamy.
Gradually beat in the sugar until completely combined.
Add the flour and bring the mixture together using your hands to form a dough. Don't worry if the mixture seems too dry, slowly the butter will into its own and you have a lovely dough.
TO BAKE THE BISCUITS:
Form the dough into 32 walnut sized balls (about 1 inch round, don't worry if they come out less of more), roll them in your hands until smooth and round.
Place the dough balls on the prepared baking trays well spaced apart, so they have room to spread an not stick together.
Dip a dinner fork in a little bit of water and use it to flatten (press about halfway) the biscuits. I make an imprint like a cross.
Bake the fork biscuits for 15-20 minutes until very pale golden with a slight touch of brown colour on the bottom of the cookies.
Take the biscuits out of the oven and allow them to cool for 2-3 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool down completely.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Baked Goods, Biscuits and Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine English
Servings 32 biscuits
Calories 84 kcal

Equipment

  • Kitchen scales
  • Baking tray
  • Spatula
  • Wire rack

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g butter These biscuits are egg free, so you can always use a vegan substitude for butter. Use room temperature butter.
  • 300 g self raising flour If you don't have self raising flour, you can add 2 teaspoons of baking bowder for every 150g/1 cup of plain flour.
  • 100 g icing or caster sugar You can use any kind of sugar, i just find the icing sugar whips faster with the butter, but caster sugar work well too.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)/gas 4 and line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl measure the butter and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually beat in the sugar until completely combined.
  • Add the flour and bring the mixture together using your hands to form a dough. Don't worry if the mixture seems too dry, slowly the butter will into its own and you have a lovely dough.
  • Form the dough into 32 walnut sized balls (about 1 inch round, don't worry if they come out less of more), roll them in your hands until smooth and round.
    Place the dough balls on the prepared baking trays well spaced apart, so they have room to spread an not stick together.
  • Dip a dinner fork in a little bit of water and use it to flatten (press about halfway) the biscuits. I make an imprint like a cross.
  • Bake the fork biscuits for 15-20 minutes until very pale golden with a slight touch of brown colour on the bottom of the cookies.
  • Take the biscuits out of the oven and allow them to cool for 2-3 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool down completely.

Notes

STORING FORK BISCUITS

They can be stored at room temperature or an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

FREEZING BAKED FORK BISCUITS

Allow the biscuits to cool completely, arrange them on a baking sheet and freeze them for 1 hour. Place them into a storage bag or an airtight freezer container.
Simply leave your biscuits out at room temperature to thaw before serving them.

You could also try making:

  • Cocoa fork biscuits - use 260g of flour plus 40g of cocoa.
  • Chocolate chip fork biscuits - put a handful of chocolate chips into the mixture.
  • Almond fork biscuits - just a tablespoon of almond essence added to the mixture.
  • Orange fork biscuits - grate some orange zest into the mixture.
  • Lemon fork biscuits - for a super lemony taste, grate a lemon zest of 1-2 lemons and sprinkle with lemon sugar.

Nutrition:

Calories: 84g | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Enjoy!

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