‘At Home with Ashley Thomas’ Thank You Biscuits
Lots of people helped to make us have a wonderful home, with both James and my parents letting us stay in their homes (we are a family of 6 after all), people lending beds, helping with the children, sorting out Eden’s new buggy. When Shayla and I were out in town for our quality time we saw some cute ‘At Home with Ashley Thomas’ biscuit stamps and cookie cutters. We promptly purchased them and decided that we would make thank you biscuits for the people who had made our holiday special.
We got the recipe from BBC good food but adapted it to suit our needs. For example, the girls biscuits needed to be a bit thicker so that they could stamp them without going through them. If they were older, and could have been a bit more controlled with the tools we could’ve maybe gone thinner. The recipe says it’s for 30 biscuits, but the cookie cutters we were using were quite large. We doubled the recipe as we had a lot of people to thank and then added a lot more flour as we tried to get the dough to bind (this is due to the fact we added whole eggs, not just the yokes *oops*). Here is the recipe as we made it :
500g softened butter
750g plain flour
480g caster sugar
4 tsp vanilla extract
Mix the softened butter and caster sugar together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon, then add the eggs and vanilla extract, and briefly beat to combine. Sift over the plain flour and then stir until the mixture is well combined – we got our hands in at the end to give the dough a really good mix and make sure it was all evenly pressed together.
We then greased a baking tray with some more of the softened butter. Pressed a small ball of dough onto the tray about a centimetre thick (depth) and the girls chose the shapes they wanted to cut each biscuit and which stamp they used.