Thursday, 12 July 2012

Sparkle Biscuits

DS & I made these as thank you gifts for his nursery teachers this week, and they turned out pretty good!

125g butter (room temp)
110g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp of caster sugar
Food colouring paste

Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together until creamy.  Beat in the egg, and add the flour and baking powder.  (Add a little water if the mixture is not sticking but only a drop at a time - I added too much and the dough became sticky).  Knead on a floured surface then wrap in clingfilm and chill for around 30 minutes.

Roll the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper (this saves a hugely messy floured surface again!) and cut your shapes from the dough.  

 To make the coloured sugar, I just mixed a little food colouring paste with some caster sugar - so that it didn't clump, I squished and stirred each pot for around 5 mins which got rid of the all the lumps. 

Sprinkle the biscuits with the coloured sugar and bake at 180 degrees for 10-15 mins.

We made dogs & cats for ourselves while we were at it! ;o)

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