Basic Almond Biscuits

Basic Almond Biscuits


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This recipe makes a large batch of almond biscuits, perfect for icing and decorating. Great at Christmas.


Serves: 72 

  • 250g butter
  • 250g copha
  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 8 cups (1kg) plain flour
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence

Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Cream the butter, copha and the sugar together. Stir in the eggs and continue to beat. Add the almond essence. Stir in 7 cups of the flour, the baking powder and the salt. Mix until the dough is soft. Add the additional cup of flour if needed. Chill the dough.
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough and cut with biscuit cutters. Place biscuits on greased baking trays.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Ice and decorate when biscuits are cooled.

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