Three-ingredient biscuits

Three-ingredient biscuits: Easy sweet treat. Image: Unsplash.

Three-ingredient biscuits – Quick and easy sweet bite

Cheer up teatime with these dainty three-ingredient biscuits. They are so quick and easy to bake.

Three-ingredient biscuits

Three-ingredient biscuits: Easy sweet treat. Image: Unsplash.

We all love dipping a biscuit in our tea or coffee during teatime. Try these three-ingredient biscuits next time you want to bake for teatime. They are so easy to whip together and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Preparing these three-ingredient biscuits will only take about 30 minutes of your time, including the baking time. You will be surprised how only three ingredients can transform into these delectable biscuits.

The best part is that you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry so no need for an extra trip to the groceries store. You only need flour, sugar and butter.

If you want to be fancy, you can take your baking expedition a step further and add some chocolate and decoration. Simply melt some chocolate and dip the three-ingredient biscuits in the melted chocolate. Then decorate with sprinkles for a cheerful little bite.

Convinced yet that you need to bake these biscuits? Let us know in the comments section of this recipe if you have tried this recipe.

Three-ingredient biscuits recipe

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Recipe by Nokwanda Ncwane Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 250 grams 250 butter or margarine

  • ½ cup ½ white granulated / icing sugar (depending on what you have)

  • 2 cups 2 cake flour


  • In a bowl, cream the butter or margarine and sugar until fluffy or pale in colour, using a whisk or wooden spoon.
  • Sift the flour and gradually add it, when it starts to resemble crumbs, you can use your hands. Just make sure you have enough flour so that the dough doesn’t stick in your hands.
  • You can place the dough in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, but if the craving has really got you, you can skip this step.
  • Dust some flour on the working surface and rolling pin. You can use a glass to make sure that your dough is flat if you don’t have a rolling pin.
  • You can use a glass again to cut your biscuits into a round shape or you can cut them into any shape you desire.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • You can go a step further on the biscuits and melt some white chocolate. Dip the biscuits in the melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles.


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