Updated: May 11, 2020
Makes: 12 – 18 depending on the size of the cutter
Time: 1 – 1 ¼ hours
- 100g Salted Butter – softened
- 60g Icing Sugar
- very fine zest of one orange or lemon (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or almond
- large egg yolk
- 160g Plain flour
- your favourite jam for filling
1 Preheat oven to 160C Fan 180 C conventional
2 Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper
3 In a bowl cream together butter, sugar, zest if using, vanilla and egg yolk.
4 Stir in the flour and bring together into a smooth dough and chill for 15 – 20 minutes. (No need to wrap in cling film just cover the bowl with a plate)
5 On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to approx. 3mm thick.
6 Cut out an even number of biscuit shapes (you choose size and shape), cut out a centre shape on half of them.
7 Place on lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until lightly coloured. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
8 Dust the top of the biscuits with sieved icing sugar then sandwich together with your favourite jam.