For the icing

  • x tubs ready-to-use royal icing (We used Dr Oetker, Sainsbury's)
  • red and yellow food colourings


  • STEP 1

    Whizz the flour and butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, vanilla and egg yolks and whizz to a smooth dough. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into 2 sausage shapes about 4-5cm in diameter. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cut the dough into 4mm-thick slices and arrange on baking sheets, spaced slightly apart. Bake for 15 mins or until pale golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  • STEP 3

    Heat icing following pack instructions. Add a little food colouring to each tub and ice half the cookies in yellow, and decorate with red, then ice the other half red and decorate in yellow. Leave to dry.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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