• • 125g butter or pure vegetable margarine, softened
  • • 125g caster sugar
  • • 1 tsp vanilla essence or extract
  • • 200g self-raising flour
  • • 1 tsp baking powder/soda
  • • 1 tbsp water
  • Optional: 2 tbsp coco powder (to make it chocolate)
  • • Optional : milk chocolate chips or milk chocolate cut into chips or 2 oreos


  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 180°C ,350°F or gas mark 4.
  • STEP 2
    Cream the butter and sugar together(with a wooden spoon) in a large bowl until light, fluffy and golden.
  • STEP 3
    Stir everything together (vanilla, flour, baking powder and chocolate chips or oreos, add the water and the Coco powder) to make the yummy dough.
  • STEP 4
    Sprinkle some flour onto a surface and the dough. Roll out the dough and with cookie cutters cut out the shapes and lay them out onto greased, lined baking sheets. Spacing them well apart.
  • STEP 5
    Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • STEP 6
    Leave on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • STEP 7
    Store in an airtight tin for up to 2-3 weeks.

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