Clove sugar cookies
- Preparation and cooking time
- Makes about 28
These sweet, nutty, spiced biscuits can be served after dinner, or packaged up as gifts for family and friends
- STEP 1
Put the butter, hazelnuts, vanilla extract and 85g of the icing sugar in a food processor and whizz to a paste. Add 1 tsp of the ground cloves and the flour, and pulse together until a dough forms.
- STEP 2
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a couple of baking sheets with baking parchment. Roll the dough into walnut- sized balls and arrange on the baking sheets. Use the back of a fork to lightly squash each ball, then bake for 12-15 mins until they turn a pale biscuit colour – if they get too brown, they will become dry.
- STEP 3
Mix the remaining icing sugar and ground cloves, then sieve thickly over the hot biscuits. Leave to cool slightly before eating just warm, or cool.