Letterpress cookies
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This is a simple foolproof recipe that makes delicious biscuits, that keep their shape well.
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 8
  • 250g/9oz butter softened
  • 140g/5oz icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 375g/13oz plain all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  1. Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until very pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the vanilla and egg yolk and mix well.
  3. Sift in the flour and mix until it forms a firm dough.
  4. You can work it in with your hands to form a smooth ball.
  5. Wrap the dough in cling wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  6. The batter can be frozen at this stage for later use.
  7. Preheat oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas mark 5 and line 2 baking sheets .
  8. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is 3mm thick.
  9. Cut the biscuits into shapes you like and bake for 10-12mins or until pale golden.
  10. Transfer to a wire wrack where they can harden.
Recipe by Shades of Cinnamon at http://www.shadesofcinnamon.com/letterpress-cookies-2/