Butter Biscuits with Freezable Dough

These fridge & freezer butter biscuits get their name from the fact that the biscuit dough can be kept in the fridge for three days or the freezer for three months, just cut off the amount you need to bake and store the dough for later. I baked this batch of about 12 biscuits and still have enough dough to make another batch of about 15-20 biscuits.


250g butter – softened
1 cup icing sugar
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Instead of the vanilla, you can try 2 tablespoons cocoa and 1/4 cup choc bits or 1 teaspoon of lemon or orange zest.


Beat the butter and sugar with a beater until it is light and fluffy.

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Sift the flour into the mix and fold it into the butter mixture in two batches.

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Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface until smooth.

Roll the dough into two logs, wrap them in cling wrap and chill for 1 hour.

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Cut into 1cm slices and lay out on a lined baking tray. Indent with a fork so the biscuits cook evenly.

Bake in the oven at 180°C until lightly golden (about 10 minutes) and cool on a rack.

The biscuits will harden on cooling and gosh do they taste amazing, smooth textured very much like shortbread.

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a freelance writer, a social media manager, a Mum to her six-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, six chickens and Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
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  1. June 9, 2014 / 8:27 am

    Looks like a simple recipe to try. Can’t wait to have a go! I’ve joining your link up for the first time and I’m looking forward to reading your other links. Thanks!

  2. LydiaCLee
    June 9, 2014 / 9:03 am

    What a great idea-and how handy!

  3. June 9, 2014 / 9:29 am

    Hayley can’t have butter, but maybe I could make these with nuttlex.

  4. June 9, 2014 / 9:33 am

    It sure is Jody, I now know what I’m doing for playgroup on Thursday…whipping out the dough, cutting some off and baking!

  5. June 9, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Looks nice and easy, will give it a try once I have butter!!

  6. June 9, 2014 / 5:16 pm

    ahem, a blogger has linked three posts above. Not to be a dobber, but I click through hoping for variety not for three posts from the one blogger ie http://essentialthingdevotions.com/

  7. June 9, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I’m about to try them with Natvia Icing mix…. I’ll let you know!

  8. Alicia-OneMotherHen
    June 9, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    I make a similar one. It’s very handy to have in the freezer, saves all the premixing, just cut and bake! I like making chocolate biscuits with white choc chips 🙂

  9. June 9, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    One of my favourite recipes!

  10. Kaz @ MeltingMoments
    June 10, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Oh, thank you! This is a great recipe. The one I use isn’t quite right and doesn’t thaw well.

  11. June 12, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    They are so handly! I loved that I had playgroup today and it took 15 minutes for me to put them on the tray yesterday and bake them

  12. June 13, 2014 / 11:10 am

    I love that this recipe doesn’t have eggs. Thanks for sharing!

  13. June 14, 2014 / 7:18 am

    These are the best idea Eva… now I can have cookies at anytime (which is a scary thing actually lol!!!) Thank you so much for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party…. and helping to make it another amazing week of great recipes!! xxx

  14. June 20, 2014 / 11:17 pm

    Awww thanks!!!!!