4oz 110g butter
2oz 50g castor sugar
6oz 175g plain flour
extra castor sugar for dusting
Oven 300 F, 150 C, (130 fan), Gas mark 2
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the flour - the mixture will be very dry and crumbly.
Roll out to 5 or 6mm thick, and cut out biscuit shapes.
(At this time of the year, I often do little Christmas tree shaped ones.)
Bake for 30 mins.
Sprinkle with castor sugar while warm.
Place on a wire rack to cool.
The biscuits are quite soft while they are warm, and develop their crunch as they cool.