- 150g unsalted butter, softened
- 150g caster sugar
- 1 small egg, beaten
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 300g plain flour, sifted
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the eggs, vanilla and salt, mix well. Gradually add the flour, mix until incorporated. Bring together into a dough, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for an hour.
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 3-4mm. Dip cookie cutters in flour before each use. Arrange on baking trays and bake on the middle shelf for 8-10 minutes or until firm and golden. Cool on the tray for 10 minutes, then transfer onto a wire rack to cool
Tip : We decorated these cookies with icing sugar mixed with a little water and food colouring, piped icing and silver balls, but you could decorate however you like.