flavourful biscuits from vanilla and nutmeg
My life has been pretty dramatic this week. The lights have not been stable, (they say dumsor is back) there is a wall gecko hiding somewhere in my room which I have been struggling to get rid off. I can barely sleep through out the night and it seems I have been struggling to be on time this week.
After the lights came on one evening, I found myself playing with flour and with margarine just to calm myself and forget about that wall gecko.
Because life is what you bake of it!
- 1/2cup or 113g margarine or butter
- 1/2 cup or 100g sugar
- 2 cups or 240 pastry flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease two baking sheets or line two baking sheets with baking paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and nutmeg. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine or butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the vanilla essence and the egg. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the flour mixture, and mix at low to medium speed until the mixture is evenly incorporated.
Using a tablespoon, scope dough onto the prepared baking sheets leaving space between them. Using a flat-bottomed glass, flatten the cookies to about 1/4" thick.
Bake for 12-15 minutes for crunchier biscuits. The edges of the cookies will just barely begin to brown. Remove from the oven and cool on the pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a rack to finish cooling completely.