My self-coined sassy biscuits are delicious, crunchy and will hopefully make you laugh or at the very least produce a wry smile!
For Christmas I was given a cookie letterpress set and this seemed like a fun way to use them. It’s actually really easy to punch the letters in, just ratheerrrr time consuming, so this is definitely a weekend project. I really enjoyed coming up with the different sayings, though you could stick to just one phrase if you wanted to keep it simple. Or make birthday biscuits with the persons name. Or even make them as wedding favours and have the couples name and wedding date. The possibilities really are endless! I love how personable it can be, theres definitely a few in my batch that I made with specific friends in mind!
The sassy biscuits are SO tasty and super easy to work with. I re-rolled the dough multiple times to be able to cut out so many biscuit shapes and it didn’t tear or get too greasy. I ended up making about 35 biscuits in total, which is ALOT. But in an air-tight container they lasted so well for a good two weeks, I was really impressed. The peanut butter flavour comes through really well, and goes perfectly with a cup of tea. I kept my sassy biscuits fairly thick, which really helped to give them a good snap when broken or bitten into. The perfect biscuit consistency if you ask me!
This is also a great recipe to make in advance or in two batches if you’re short for time. I made the dough late one evening and only had time to bake a few batches. So I wrapped the remaining dough and kept it in the fridge overnight before baking the next day. The biscuits turned out exactly the same as if I’d baked them on the same day. Time chilling in the fridge is essential to help keep the biscuits from spreading, which is even more important when using the letter press as the letters are only small. So overnight chilling can only be a plus!
I hope these sassy biscuits make you smile, and you’re inspired to create your own! You can find the exact letterpress set I used here.
Sassy Peanut Butter Biscuits
- 200 g peanut butter smooth
- 225 g unsalted butter
- 200 g caster sugar
- 200 g light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs cold
- 500 g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Using a hand-held electric whisk mix the peanut butter, butter and both sugars in a bowl on a low speed until incorporated. Then slowly add the eggs and mix until just combined.
- Then add the flour to the mixture in a few batches, again on a low speed. Finally add the salt, and give a final mix until you have a dough that holds together.
- Divide the dough in half to make it easier to work with, and roll out one half between two sheets of baking paper to about 1cm thick. The baking paper will make it easier to work with.
- Then cut out as many biscuits as you can using your chosen cutter, and using the letterpress indent the shapes with your desired sayings.
- Place the biscuits onto a baking tray covered in baking paper and put into the fridge for 30minutes to chill. They will feel firm to the touch once chilled. Whilst the biscuits are chilling, pre-heat your oven to 175C/Gas Mark 4.
- Re-roll the remaining dough and repeat the process until you have all the biscuits in the fridge. Making sure to use the remaining half you had set aside.
- Bake the biscuits in batches for 14 minutes in the oven. Leave to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes, before placing them on a cooling rack to cool completely.