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Aren't these the cutest? How about making them for your next gathering of stitchers?
Would you like to see the steps on how to make these sweet Button Bikkies?
I've included a recipe for Vanilla Sugar cookies, but, really, you could use your favourite plain biscuit recipe. You could also add food colourings, cocoa, flavourings or dip half in chocolate and make a lovely collection of Button Bikkies to serve.
Makes about 30 biscuits, 2.5 inches in diameter
3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup/ 230 grams (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup castor sugar (superfine sugar)
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
food colouring, flavourings should you choose so
2. With your mixer on low, gradually add flour and salt to the butter mixture until the two are thoroughly combined (If adding cocoa add 2 tablespoons and add a little less plain flour). If you are going to add food colouring, do so now. Mix until an even consistency is achieved.
3. Turn the dough onto the work surface and divide into two equal portions; flatten into a disc; wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 mins.
4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius/350 F.
5. After dough has been chilled, remove from fridge and roll out each disc until they are about 1/4 inch in thickness. Now you are ready to cut your cookies!
6. Using your circle cookie cutter, cut out circle shapes from the dough. Using a cup (I used the base of a tea cup- but you could use a rim of a cup too) that has a diameter which is smaller than the cookie; carefully place on top of the circle cookie, ensuring that it is placed in the centre of the cookie. Press the teacup into the cookie, make sure that you don't press more than halfway through the cookie. Take your straw and insert the end into the centre of the cookie to make the button holes. I made 4 holes in the middle, you could also do 2 holes side-by-side.
7. Repeat for the remainder of the cookies.
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