Edible guest favours always go down well with guests – male and female, young and old alike. These button biscuits are a brilliantly clever spin on ordinary sugar biscuits and will be guaranteed to create quite a stir at the wedding. Here’s how to make your own:
- 3 cups cake flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Optional: 2 tablespoons cocoa or drops of food colouring
- Whip the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix well until blended.
- Add the flour and salt to the mixture, bit by bit, and mix well until combined. For chocolate flavoured biscuits, replace 2 tablespoons of the flour with cocoa instead or add a couple of drops of food colouring if you wish.
- Place the dough on a floured surface and break up into two equal balls. Flatten the dough slightly and wrap in cling wrap. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Take the dough out of and roll each portion to a thickness of about half a centimetre.
- Cut the dough into circles using a cookie cutter.
- Using a slightly smaller cookie cutter or cup, create the button’s “rim” by simply pressing the cutter lightly into the cookie.
- Take a straw or kebab skewer and make the button holes – 2 or 4, depending on personal preference.
- Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
This recipe makes approximately 30 buttons which can either be packaged in a button tin or box. Alternatively, build a stack and thread ribbon through the holes.