Mini lemon and chocolate iced vanilla biscuits

This weekend was the birthday party for two friends of ours who got married just over a year ago. I made them these magnets as part of their wedding gift. Now these were for their birthdays:

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups flour

1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp baking powder

Icing sugar
Lemon juice/cocoa & hot water

Preheat oven to 180C

Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Beat in vanilla essence and baking powder.
Add flour, about a quarter at a time and beat until combined.
Form small balls of dough and placed on a tray with baking paper (I wanted mini biscuits so my dough balls were about 2cm in diameter)
Press each ball down slightly with a fork and then bake for about 8 minutes.
Because they are small you should watch them carefully and take them out when they are just starting to go golden on the edges. They should be a nice golden colour underneath.
Allow to cool before icing.

Mix a glace icing by using a heaped tablespoon of icing sugar and adding a few drops of either lemon juice or about a teaspoon of cocoa with a few drops of hot water.
Add enough drops to make a thick paste.
Spoon some icing onto the centre of a biscuit and then squish a like-sized biscuit on top, allowing the icing to come out the sides a bit.

Yield: about 25 double biscuits


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