These simple little biscuits are easy and fun to make, even more fun to decorate and make a lovely little gift - they're little hugs disguised as a present!
Makes approx 18
1 ½ cups self raising flour
100g butter, softened. (salted or unsalted is fine)
Pinch salt if using unsalted butter
½ cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg, beaten lightly
2 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 200°c (180°c fan forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Cream butter, sugar & vanilla until light and fluffy. Electric beaters are great for this, or use good old elbow grease.
Add egg and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until mixed thoroughly.
Add salt, then sift in half of the flour and half of the milk. Once combined add the rest of the flour and milk. Stir until completely mixed together. The mixture will be thick and sticky.
Roll about a flat tablespoon of mixture into a ball in your hands and then place onto a lined baking tray, leaving a bit of space between them as they will spread out during the cooking process. Bake for 10-12 mins or until golden.
Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
These biscuits will keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container or jar. If giving a presents, make sure the jar or bag is well sealed.
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Put your own spin on these little beauties by adding different flavours. Here are a few ideas: