Makes 16-20 biscuits
In an effort to help the first Food Baby (not a baby anymore!) with learning his numbers we spent a wet lockdown afternoon making these fun number biscuits. We made them both gluten and dairy free but you don’t have to. You also don’t have to make them in the shape of numbers!
Made with gluten-free flour (so that The Food Husband could help us out with eating them) they were lovely and powdery soft when eating. We used brightly coloured icing to decorate and went with a more is more approach…
- 100g butter or vegetable baking block
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 275g (gluten-free) plain flour
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (if using gluten-free flour)
Step 1: Combine the fat and sugar until smooth, add the egg and vanilla and mix. Add flour (& xanthan gum if using) and mix until a smooth dough is formed.
Step 2: Roll out on a lightly floured surface until approx 1cm thick. Cut into desired shapes.
Step 3: Lie apart on a lined baking sheet and bake for 10 mins at 170c fan. Allow to cool on a wire rack before decorating with icing made using icing (powdered) sugar, a little water, plus any colours you like. Let the icing set before tucking in!