Maple Butter Biscuits

Maple butter biscuits via www.clairekcreations.com

I know you’ve been hearing a bit from me recently but truth be told, that was past me – all the posts you’ve been reading recently were written before little Cooper was born. I scheduled them ahead of time to give myself a bit of a break and time to get used to being a mum of two (do you ever get used to it? I still sometimes wonder who left me in charge of two little people!). While I’m not quite up to making and shooting recipes just yet (I made these in August!) I am missing rambling away about food to you.

Maple butter biscuits via www.clairekcreations.com

So what are today’s ramblings about? Maple butter biscuits – an easy, tasty and quick recipe that’s perfect for Christmas gift giving. Did you know that with most biscuit doughs, you can make them ahead of time and freeze them then just defrost, bake and eat/gift.

Most biscuits take less than 12 minutes in the oven so you can be eating fresh biscuits not long after you have the thought of them. It also means you always have emergency gifts on hand as long as you keep a little supply of wrapping like cellophane bags (my favourite!) and string. I usually either make a double batch or freeze half whenever I make biscuits so it’s no extra work but means bonus biscuits.

I know you've been hearing a bit from me recently but truth be told, that was past me - all the posts you've been reading recently were written before little Cooper was born. I scheduled them ahead of time to give myself a bit of a break. While I'm not quite up to making and shooting recipes just yet (I made these in August!) I am missing rambling away about food to you. So what are today't ramblings about - maple butter biscuits - an easy, tasty and quick recipe that's perfect for Christmas gift giving. Did you know that with most biscuit doughs, you can make them ahead of time and freeze them then just defrost, bake and eat/gift. With most biscuits taking less than 12 minutes in the oven that means you can be eating fresh biscuits not long after you have the thought of them. It also means you always have emergency gifts on hand as long as you keep a little supply of wrapping like cellophane bags (my favourite!) and string. There's something about shortbread-like biscuits that just screams Christmas to me. Maybe it's the dusting of icing sugar reminding me of a white Christmas I hope to have one day. I've had one and it was pretty amazing but I'd love to have one with the boys some day. A little word of warning - when you whip the butter and maple syrup together you will create a pretty irresistable looking spread. I recommend eating before you make these so as to avoid grabbing something (a scone or crumpet would be rather nice) and spreading it with the maple butter. Mmm butter Sorry I digress. My brain is split in a million pieces at the moment and I'm writing this in a miraculous moment of overlapping naps. Now to see if I can knock any chores of the list. Enjoy!

There’s something about shortbread-like biscuits that just screams Christmas to me. Maybe it’s the dusting of icing sugar reminding me of a white Christmas I hope to have one day. I’ve had one and it was pretty amazing but I’d love to have one with the boys some day.

I know you've been hearing a bit from me recently but truth be told, that was past me - all the posts you've been reading recently were written before little Cooper was born. I scheduled them ahead of time to give myself a bit of a break. While I'm not quite up to making and shooting recipes just yet (I made these in August!) I am missing rambling away about food to you. So what are today't ramblings about - maple butter biscuits - an easy, tasty and quick recipe that's perfect for Christmas gift giving. Did you know that with most biscuit doughs, you can make them ahead of time and freeze them then just defrost, bake and eat/gift. With most biscuits taking less than 12 minutes in the oven that means you can be eating fresh biscuits not long after you have the thought of them. It also means you always have emergency gifts on hand as long as you keep a little supply of wrapping like cellophane bags (my favourite!) and string. There's something about shortbread-like biscuits that just screams Christmas to me. Maybe it's the dusting of icing sugar reminding me of a white Christmas I hope to have one day. I've had one and it was pretty amazing but I'd love to have one with the boys some day. A little word of warning - when you whip the butter and maple syrup together you will create a pretty irresistable looking spread. I recommend eating before you make these so as to avoid grabbing something (a scone or crumpet would be rather nice) and spreading it with the maple butter. Mmm butter Sorry I digress. My brain is split in a million pieces at the moment and I'm writing this in a miraculous moment of overlapping naps. Now to see if I can knock any chores of the list. Enjoy!

A little word of warning – when you whip the butter and maple syrup together you will create a pretty irresistible looking spread. I recommend eating before you make these so as to avoid grabbing something (a scone or crumpet would be rather nice) and spreading it with the maple butter. Mmm butter…

Sorry I digress. My brain is split in a million pieces at the moment and I’m writing this in a miraculous moment of overlapping naps. Now to see if I can knock any chores of the list. Enjoy!

What about you? Have you ever frozen biscuit dough?

I know you've been hearing a bit from me recently but truth be told, that was past me - all the posts you've been reading recently were written before little Cooper was born. I scheduled them ahead of time to give myself a bit of a break. While I'm not quite up to making and shooting recipes just yet (I made these in August!) I am missing rambling away about food to you. So what are today't ramblings about - maple butter biscuits - an easy, tasty and quick recipe that's perfect for Christmas gift giving. Did you know that with most biscuit doughs, you can make them ahead of time and freeze them then just defrost, bake and eat/gift. With most biscuits taking less than 12 minutes in the oven that means you can be eating fresh biscuits not long after you have the thought of them. It also means you always have emergency gifts on hand as long as you keep a little supply of wrapping like cellophane bags (my favourite!) and string. There's something about shortbread-like biscuits that just screams Christmas to me. Maybe it's the dusting of icing sugar reminding me of a white Christmas I hope to have one day. I've had one and it was pretty amazing but I'd love to have one with the boys some day. A little word of warning - when you whip the butter and maple syrup together you will create a pretty irresistable looking spread. I recommend eating before you make these so as to avoid grabbing something (a scone or crumpet would be rather nice) and spreading it with the maple butter. Mmm butter Sorry I digress. My brain is split in a million pieces at the moment and I'm writing this in a miraculous moment of overlapping naps. Now to see if I can knock any chores of the list. Enjoy!

 

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Maple Butter Biscuits
 
Maple butter biscuits - recipe from Women's Weekly 'Bake'
Author:
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 125g (4.4oz) butter, softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup plain (AP) flour
  • ¼ cup cornflour
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C (350F) fan-forced. Grease two oven trays and line with baking paper.
  2. Beat the butter, extract and maple syrup in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir through the sifted flours.
  3. Using a teaspoon of dough at a time, roll the mixture into balls, flatten and place on the tray leaving 2cm between each one.
  4. Bake cookies about 15 minutes and cool on the trays.
Enjoy!

    12 Comments

    • I often freeze it but I would call it cookie dough. A full recipe is always too much so I just freeze the dough. I have a small oven and ONE rack so a full batch takes forever.

      • Claire

        Reply Reply December 18, 2015

        That’s exactly my issue Maureen! Plus I love having some extra dough in the freezer.

    • Hotly Spiced

      Reply Reply December 2, 2015

      I enjoy making shortbread every Christmas. I’ve never made maple butter biscuits though. Quick question – does the dough behave like shortbread do as in, can it be rolled and can you make Christmasy shapes like angels, trees, stars etc? xx

      • Claire

        Reply Reply December 2, 2015

        Hmm it does hold its shape reasonably well and the first time I made them I used a cookie press so I would say it should work x

    • LEE CHONG

      Reply Reply December 2, 2015

      Hi Claire

      I recently subscribed to your website but do not appear to have received your free eBook. Can you please send one through? I am sure I would get lots of use from it.

      Keep up the good work.

      Regards

      Lee

      • Claire

        Reply Reply December 2, 2015

        Not a problem Lee I have just sent it through.

    • PamG

      Reply Reply December 1, 2015

      Since I am gluten free I’m wondering if I need to add the corn flour separately – my mix may contain it already – I can’t recall…. This looks amazingly delicious – although you got me – us “Yanks” don’t call cookies biscuits…..

      Pam

      • Claire

        Reply Reply December 2, 2015

        I’m not 100% sure on that one sorry Pam. Only thing to do would be to give it a go and see. Fingers crossed! Haha yes the cookie/biscuit thing gets a bit confusing doesn’t it?

    • Chris Scheuer

      Reply Reply December 1, 2015

      You are amazingly organized Claire, to have made these back in August, wow! They look wonderful and so festive! Enjoy those two babies while you can, they’ll grow up way too fast!

      • Claire

        Reply Reply December 2, 2015

        Well I wanted to be nice and organised so I could make the most of baby time 🙂

    • Jess

      Reply Reply December 1, 2015

      You’re so organized – I’ve been so impressed with how much wonderful content you’ve been posting in what is surely a wildly busy time! I love “past” and “present” you and so looking forward to continuing to follow along, especially with the Christmas content. Love, love those Christmas cookies!

      • Claire

        Reply Reply December 2, 2015

        Haha don’t be deceived Jess, most of it I wrote before Cooper was born and had it scheduled ready to go!

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