Tuesday, December 18, 2012

baking couture ~ VANILLA SNAP BISCUITS

185g (6oz) butter
1 cup caster (superfine) sugar
1 1/2 ts vanilla extract
2  1/2 cups (all purpose) plain flour
1 egg
1 egg yolk, extra
icing (confectioner's) sugar to serve

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350F).  
Process the butter, sugar and vanilla in a food processor until smooth.  
Add the flour, egg and egg yolk and process again to form a smooth dough.  
Knead the dough lightly, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough between sheets of non-stick baking paper until 5mm (1/4 inch) thick.
Cut the dough into shapes using cookie cutters.  
Place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper.  
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.  
Cool on wire racks.  
To serve, dust with icing sugar.  
Makes 45.

My daughters and I make these instead of shortbread every Christmas. The recipe is so easy.

oh, christmas tree

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