These Button Cookies (Biscuits) are super cute, simple to make and the perfect size for treats and snacks.
I use a nice solid biscuit dough that doesn’t change it’s shape much when baking to make them. You can chill the dough for a few hours before rolling out to help preserve the shape and some people also chill the finished shapes before cooking as well. I find that I only need to chill the dough if we’re having a very warm summer.
Button Cookie Ingredients
1 medium egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
450g plain flour
Cream the sugar and butter together until the butter lightens in colour. Mix in the beaten egg and vanilla essence. Finally add the the flour and mix until you get a nice soft dough but solid dough. I don’t sift the flour as I think it helps the dough keep it’s shape better. Also note it may take a while before all the flour gets worked in but keep at it and don’t be tempted to add any liquid. .
Roll out your dough to about 5mm in thickness and cut out your circles. The trick is to cut nice small circles. I use my 3rd biggest pastry cutting circle to cut the biscuit.
An upturned smaller circle pastry cutter gives a larger softer indent for the four hole button and the back of a teaspoon creates the indent for the two hole button.
Bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated over at approx 150°C (fan oven).
Use them as perfect little bites for a bed time drink and cute little gifts for friends.
Or sophisticated snacks for afternoon tea