The dough is easy to work with, the biscuits keep the shape you cut out. Cut out any shape you like.
These are a lovely treat for the kids, my kids love them.
Quick tip: in winter, I grate the butter, to help it soften quicker.
Makes about 50 small cookies or 25 large
125g unsalted butter, cubed
125g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
125g plain flour
125g self raising flour
1 cup M&M's or Smarties
Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and line 2 baking trays with baking paper
Beat the butter and caster sugar using electric beaters until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, beat until mixed in well.
Add the combined flours, using a spoon, mix to form a soft dough.
Using 2 sheets of baking paper, place the dough onto one of the sheets, cover with the other. Roll out the dough between the two sheets to 5mm in thickness (If the dough is soft and sticky, refrigerate it for 10 minutes, then re roll). Remove top sheet, place lightly back on, flip dough over, remove the top baking sheet. Now when you cut out the shapes, they will be easier to take off the baking paper, as not stuck down.
Cut out the shapes using biscuit cutters of your choice. Place the cut shapes onto your prepared baking tray. The leftover dough needs to be re rolled, until it is all used up. Press the M&M's into the biscuits. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden, do not brown them too much. Cool on a wire rack.
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