We recently came home from a shopping trip with lots of flatpack furniture. Every workman needs to be fueled by tea and biscuits but we did not have the latter in stock, so I set-to and baked up some treats. This is a really simple recipe and creates around 30 shortbread-like-biscuits. They take around 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook.
- 250g margarine
- 140g caster sugar
- 1 medium egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 250g plain flour
- 50g good quality cocoa (I like Bournville)
- Mixed icing tubes or icing sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 180C
- Mix marg and sugar in a large bowl into a light pale paste with a wooden spoon
- Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat to combine
- Sift the plain flour and cocoa (very important to sift as it can be lumpy) into the bowl bit-by-bit stirring to ensure it combines. Get your hands stuck in at the end to ensure the mixture is well combined
- On a clean surface cut the dough into 4 sections, roll equal 7-8 balls out of each section and place them spread out on a greased tray. Take the wooden spoon and flatten to create biscuit-like shapes
- Cook in the oven for 15 mins. Move straight onto a wire tray to allow them to cool
- Decorate with icing or sprinkle with icing sugar for a bit of fun!