Hi, this is another one of my attempts to cook alone! and guess what it was ALMOST PERFECT!
this recipe is super simple however i am still quite proud that i have achieved it by myself. i found it a while a go when searching through recipe books and my mum made them for us. she was delighted when i found it a her grandmother used to make them for her when she was little. when i tried them they were completely delicious.
all my friends appeared to love them and unfortunately i didn't have any spares to take home.
my only tip when making these is as you roll out the balls remember you have to sandwich two of these together and they grow in the oven so don't make them too big! it should make about twelve after they have been stuck together.
170g self-raising flour
85g butter or margarine
55g white sugar
1 small egg
2 large tbsp of liquid coffee (or dissolve 2 tsp instant coffee in boiling water)
55g very soft butter
120g icing sugar, more if needed
few drops of vanilla essence
In a large bowl mix together the flour, butter and sugar until the mixture has a breadcrumb like texture.
Add the egg and coffee and mix again to make a firm dough.
Take teaspoons of the mixture and roll into small balls using your hands.
Place the balls on a greased or lined baking sheet, leave space between them as they will spread.
Bake for 15 minutes. Then remove and place on a wire rack to cool.
Meanwhile make the butter icing.
Put the softened butter and beat in enough icing sugar to make a thick butter cream icing.
When the cookies are cold spread half with the icing them sandwich two together.
Dust with Icing Sugar and serve.