SUGAR CRUSTED COOKIES

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Makes 60 cookies

Sugar Crusted Cookies

Buttery crunchy biscuit bites!

Ingredients Quantity
Salted butter, softened 200g
WHITWORTHS CASTER SUGAR 120g
Separated, plus 1 egg yolk 1 medium egg
Vanilla extract 2 tsp
Plain flour 300g
WHITWORTHS DEMERARA SUGAR 140g

PREPARATION METHOD

In a large bowl, mix the butter, WHITWORTHS CASTER SUGAR, two egg yolks and vanilla with a wooden spoon until creamy. Stir in the flour – you may need to use your hands to get all of the dry ingredients mixed together. Roughly divide the mixture into 3.

Lay out 3 large sheets of greaseproof paper, and on each one, roll out a third of the dough into a long, thin sausage – about 1 inch thick. Use the paper to help you roll it out as smoothly and evenly as possible.

Lightly beat the egg white, then brush all over the dough. Scatter over the WHITWORTHS DEMERARA SUGAR and roll it so the dough is completely coated. Wrap up in the paper and carefully transfer to the fridge to chill for 30-40 mins until firm. At this stage you can freeze for up to 2 months, wrapped well in cling film.

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Using a sharp knife, slice each roll into roughly 20 small biscuits. Arrange over baking paper-lined baking trays – they will spread a little so ensure you leave gaps.

Bake for 8-12 mins until pale golden.

Cool on the trays until firm.

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