EASY VANILLA BISCUITS
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- 26½ g plain flour
Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl and rub in the butter (preferably room temperature) with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
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- 14⅔ g caster sugar
- ⅛ tsp vanilla extract
Stir in the caster sugar and vanilla extract and bring the mixture together with your hands to make a firm dough.
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On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 2.5cm/1in. Stamp out about as many hearts shaped biscuit cutter (or any other shape!) as you can.
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Arrange the hearts on a lightly greased baking tray (cookie sheet), with good space in between them. I used two trays to accommodate 17 biscuits. Bake in a preheated oven, 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 15-20 minutes until the hearts are a light golden colour.
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Transfer the vanilla biscuits to a wire rack and leave to cool. You can sprinkle a bit of caster sugar on them.
Enjoy your meal!