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
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.
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)