Bourbon biscuits can be traced back to Bourbon County in Kentucky and it is said that the name derives from Bourbon whiskey which was originally made there.
Bourbon whisky has a strong and distinctive flavours and it is believed that Bourbon biscuits were so-named because they also have a rich, sweet taste. Bourbon biscuits are very simple to make at home here’s how:
* 1 cup of caster sugar *1 cup of butter softened * 2 cups of plain flour * ½ tsp baking soda
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy Sift in the flour and baking soda Add just enough water for the mixture to bind together into a dough.
Roll out to about 5mm thick Cut into shapes Bake in oven 180°C for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.
Delicious Bourbon Biscuits
Bourbon biscuits are best eaten within a few days of baking. Bourbon biscuits can also be frozen once baked if not being consumed immediately. Bourbon biscuits make great gifts, especially at Christmas time!