Cast of characters
- 90g icing sugar
- 250g unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 375g plain flour
- whole blanched almonds, glacé cherries, to decorate
Put icing sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium until light and creamy. Beat in vanilla.
Roll tablespoon of mixture (I wanted smaller bickies so I used teaspoons) into balls, then put them on prepared trays. Flatten each ball with a fork, then top with an almond or a cherry.
Bake for 20 minutes or until pale golden and firm. Cool completely on wire racks before serving.