"C'est MOI qui l'ai fait" biscuits

I have this biscuit stamp with the text "C'est MOI qui l'ai fait" for years. My daughter used to play with it for play-doh when she was small. My son loves to dismantle it while playing with it. But one day, my daughter told me: "Mommy, we have never made biscuits with this".  It was clear to me then that its time has arrived.

One of the reason I cook at home is that I can control what I put inside. For biscuits (and generally sweets) the ingredient I take care the most is sugar. And yes, I usually cut it in half at least. For this recipe, the original one requested 300g. Oh no... far from me the idea that I would put this amount of sugar in biscuits that I offer to my kids. 75g was more than enough. And believe me, after tasting them I would not put not even one single gram more. The are perfect as they are. But if you prefer it sweeter, feel free to put more. The cost of eating too much sugar is too high for me to pay it with my family's health.

I have to make a confession:"C'est MOI qui l'ai fait" is not true. This is the first recipe on my blog that I didn't do it myself. My daughter did it. You can understand that I am so proud of her. I only helped in cleaning the dishes and giving some guidelines. I was not expecting this moment to arrive so soon but it was her desire to do them by herself. Would it be something genetic? Hmmm... we'll see in time.

Let's talk a bit about the results. These biscuits are simply melting in your mouth. They do not make so many crumbs as others, so I am happy to not run to clean after my kids when they steal one piece from the box. This is the kind of biscuits that I would definitely enjoy near an unsweetened cup of tea.  It is the bite that make you close your eyes, focus on the bite and say with your lips closed "Mhmhmhmmmmm". Now I dream on ... they are not meant for me... but for my kids :)
Do you want to taste them as well? Sorry guys, I do not sell. But here is the recipe... go to the kitchen and you can try it yourself.

  • 500g all purpose flour
  • 300g butter (room temperature)
  • 75g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence

  1. Mix all ingredients with a mixer.
  2. Make a ball from the dough and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Take it out of the fridge, put it on the table and spread it with a rolling pin. The dough sheet needs to have minimum 0.5cm. For thicker biscuits you can let the sheet at 0.7-1cm wide.
  4. With a biscuit cutter cut all the biscuits. If you have a stamp of type "C'est MOI qui l'ai fait" use it for extra decoration.
  5. Lay the biscuits on a silicone/baking sheet placed a tray and bake it in the oven for 20 min at 200ÂșC.
  6. Let them cool on a wired rack.
Inspired from "C'est moi qui l'ai fait" - Pascal Weeks, page 34.


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