These vanilla biscuits are snappy, buttery and delicious.
1 cup caster sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ cups flour
1 egg yolk
icing sugar to dust
Preheat the oven to 180 c / 350 f
In a food processor mix the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth
Add the flour, egg and egg yolk and process until the mixture forms a soft dough
Take the dough out the processor and knead slightly bringing it together in a ball and wrap it in cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface or between 2 sheets of baking paper until about ½ cm / 5mm thick
Cut the dough into approximately 7cm rounds
Place the dough rounds on a baking sheet that has been lined with baking paper or silicone baking sheets
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until golden brown
Remove the biscuits carefully from the baking tray and allow them to cool on a wire cooling rack as they have a tendency to carry over cooking and could turn too brown once removed from the oven (I generally cool all biscuits on a cooling rack).
When cooled, dust them with some icing sugar or decorate as desired.