I love to make a big batch of this dough, halve it and then flavour it in two different ways for some variety.
It’s really just a simply vanilla butter cookie recipe made into something a bit yummier
250g Butter at room temperature
2/3 Cup Caster sugar
2 tsp Vanilla essence
1 Cup Plain flour
1.5 Cups Self-Raising flour
Enough milk to make dough come together softly – Approximately 4TBS
Preheat oven to 160C and line some biscuit trays with baking paper.
Beat the butter and sugar together until soft and light. Add the vanilla essence and beat for another minute.
Add the flours and 3 TBS of the milk and mix until soft dough forms. If still a tad dry, add another TBS of milk.
Halve the mixture and add your favourite flavourings.
Add 2 tsp of rosewater and 1 tsp of Almond essence
Make thumbprint cookies by flouring the handle of a wooden spoon and putting an indent in the middle of the cookies then filling the middle with jam
Add some chocolate chips
Add cocoa powder, orange zest and a TBS of orange juice
Add Lemon juice or Orange Juice, Lemon zest or Orange and poppyseeds
Add hundreds and thousands for fairy cookies
If adding extra fluids such as essences or juice you may need to add another TBS or so of flour
MAKE THEM YOUR OWN !!