Also, a great one to make with children as it’s a bit of fun rolling the dough into shapes.
You can also flavour them differently - see my tips. Let me know if you make them!
125g caster sugar
1 medium egg
275g plain flour
1tsp vanilla extract, or more traditionally ½ tsp vanilla and 1/2tsp almond extract (not flavouring)
1 egg – to eggwash
TIP - You could mix the flavours up, maybe add chocolate chips with orange zest – get creative!
Turn your oven on to 200 c. That’s a hot oven – they only take 10 minutes to bake.
Line a baking sheet with baking paper, or grease a baking tin
1. Combine the soft butter, sugar and egg and mix together well
2. Add the vanilla /almond extract – or other flavours!
3. Add the flour and bring it all together by hand
4. Take a teaspoon of the mixture and roll it between your hands into a sausage – making s shapes or twist it to make curls
TIP – I find it helps to have a little flour on my hands to do this, so it doesn’t stick too much. You could also put your mix in the fridge for 40 mins to firm up a little before this stage.
5. Place your shapes with gaps of about 2cm between them as they will spread a little
6. Put them in the fridge for around half an hour, get the kettle on/clean up!
7. Give them a coat of eggwash
8. Bake for 10 minutes
9. Dust with icing sugar and serve