I made a batch of these pretty iced biscuits as a birthday gift for a dear friend. They were sweet, delicious and incredibly cute.
1 tsp vanilla paste
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup self raising flour
Method 1. Put all the ingredients into your food processor. Pulse until combined. Wrap ball of dough in plastic wrap and put in the fridge to rest for an hour.
Method 2. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until pale. Gradually add the flour until combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in fridge to rest for half an hour.
Roll out to 5mm and cut out circles. Because this recipe has a raising agent in it, it isn't really suitable for shaped biscuits. Another easy option is to form the dough into cylinders and roll in plastic wrap,twisting the ends. Cool for an hour and a half, remove from the oven and then slice to make rounds.
Bake in a moderate oven for about 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the tray and then move to wire racks.
Ice with lemon icing (add lemon juice drop by drop to icing sugar until you have a spreadable paste). Sprinkle with decorations while the icing is still wet.
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