Best Egg-Free Biscuit Recipes For Kids To Make At Home

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If you've been stuck at home isolating for a while, you may have found that certain things have become much harder to get a hold of, such as eggs. Baking is a great way to keep your kids occupied during lockdown, and so we've rounded up our best egg-free biscuit recipes - all of which require no niche ingredients, are low in sugar and, most importantly, are absolutely delicious. So, grab your kids and let's get baking - just don't forget to wash your hands for 20 seconds first!

Easy-Peasy Star Biscuits

With just a few basic ingredients that you most-likely already have in your kitchen cupboard, you and your little ones can easily whip up these super easy star shaped biscuits.

You'll Need: 125g all-purpose flour, 55g butter, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Optional: icing sugar and food colouring to decorate.

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan, and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof baking paper.

2. Place all of your measured ingredients into a large bowl and mix together with your hands until a smooth dough is formed. If you're finding that your dough isn't sticking together too well, add in a little milk or water and mix again.

3. Flatten out the dough and wrap it up in clingfilm, placing it in the fridge for around 20 minutes.

4. Sprinkle 2 pieces of baking paper with flour, and place the dough from the fridge between them, using a rolling pin to roll it out to around 6mm thick.

5. Begin cutting out your stars using either a cookie-cutter (if you have one!) or a knife.

6. Place your cut-out stars on to the pre-prepared baking trays, and bake them in the oven for between 7-9 minutes, until the edges are turning a light brown.

7. Remove the biscuits from the oven and leave them to cool down on a wire cooling rack.

8. Once the biscuits have completely cooled down, you can either dig straight in - or decorate them by mixing icing sugar with a couple of drops of water, and your choice of food colouring. (Optional: for some extra fun, why not add some sprinkles or edible glitter to take your biscuits to the next level?)

Credit: Yummy Toddler Food

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Shortbread Biscuits

Fill your home with a warm, wonderful, freshly-baked smell with this traditional shortbread treat that your whole family will enjoy!

You'll Need: 125g slightly softened butter, 55g caster sugar,  and 180g plain flour.

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 190°C/170°C fan, and line a baking tray with greaseproof baking paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together your butter and sugar until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.

3. Slowly sift in your flour, stirring until you get a lovely, smooth paste-like dough.

4. Carefully turn out the mixture onto a lightly floured surface, and roll the dough out to around 1cm thickness.

5. Cut the dough into your shape of choice, whether that be fingers or rounded, and then place them onto the baking tray.

6. Sprinkle the cut-out dough with a little sugar and place the tray in the fridge for around 20 minutes.

7. Place the baking tray into the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the biscuits are turning a light golden brown on the surface.

8. Remove from the oven, allow your delicious shortbread to cool down, and then get tucked in!

Credit: BBC Food

Gingerbread Biscuits

Who doesn't love gingerbread biscuits? Soft, spicy, simple and delicious - this is the perfect recipe to make with very few ingredients, and one that your kids will adore!

You'll Need: 125g unsalted butter, 100g brown sugar, 225g golden syrup, 3 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, and 300g flour.

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 160°C/140°C fan, and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof baking paper.

2. Combine your butter, sugar, golden syrup, ginger, and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and mix together well.

3. Slowly sift in your flour, mixing until everything has just combined into a dough.

4. Sprinkle flour onto a work surface and place your dough onto it, kneading it and then rolling it out to about 5mm thick.

5. Cut your dough into your desired shapes - whether that be traditional round biscuits, or gingerbread men that your kids can later enjoy decorating.

6. Transfer your cut-out dough onto the baking trays and place in the oven to bake for around 8 minutes.

7. When done, remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool down on a wire rack until they're ready to eat! (Optional: If you'd like to decorate your biscuits, we'd recommend using the same icing method as our Easy Peasy Star Biscuits recipe above)

Credit: My Poppet

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Homemade Jammie Dodgers

Your kids will love baking these classic British biscuits - and they're surprisingly easy to make, too!

You'll Need: 125g margarine, 60g caster sugar, a pinch of salt, 175g plain flour, and some raspberry or strawberry jam.

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 160°C/140°C fan, and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof baking paper.

2. In a bowl, beat the margarine and sugar together until it's nice and fluffy.

3. Give the mixture a pinch of salt, and then carefully add in the flour, mixing until a slightly crumbly dough is formed.

4. Roll out your dough onto a lightly floured surface until it reaches the thickness of about a pound coin.

5. Begin cutting out as many biscuits as you can get out of the dough, in whatever shape you'd like! We'd recommend going for a fun heart or star shaped biscuit if you're feeling a little snazzy.

6. Roll up the remaining off-cut pieces of dough together and use these to get a couple of extra biscuits.

7. Divide the biscuits onto the 2 baking trays evenly, cutting out small 'windows' in half of them and gently removing the middles.

8. Place the trays into the oven (with the 'window' biscuits on the bottom shelf) and bake for roughly 10-12 minutes, making sure that you remove them before they start turning brown.

9. When the biscuits are done, remove them from the oven and place on a wire cooling rack until completely cooled down.

10. Begin sandwiching the 2 halves together. Spoon about a teaspoon of jam onto each of the whole biscuits, spreading to the outer edges with either a knife or the back of a spoon.

11. Finally, place the 'window' biscuits on top and voila - your masterpieces are complete! (Optional: You can sprinkle the top of each finished biscuit with a little icing sugar for that extra special touch, if you'd like.)

Credit: The Veg Space

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