These were cut into leaf shapes for World Environment Day
Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups plain flour; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1 cup caster sugar; 1 cup softened butter; 1 egg; 2 teaspoons vanilla; 2 tablespoons sugar for sprinkling
Method: Combine all ingredients except the last. Blend well. Chill for easier handling. Roll out on floured surface, half at a time, to 1/8" thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool
Note: Wrapped in plastic or clingfilm this dough will keep in the fridge. You can freeze it, too. This means it is great for making ahead, say mixing on the weekend and then baking fresh in a few minutes during the week.