Makes about 20 depending on the size of your cutter
1tsp vanilla extract
100g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
3 to 4 tbsp water
You’ll need alphabet cutters
Place the butter, vanilla and sugar into a mixer bowl and cream until soft and fluffy.
Sift the flour in and add the egg yolks.
Add enough water to form a firm dough.
Place on a floured surface and knead very lightly.
Wrap in parchment and leave in the fridge to rest for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C/gas 5.
Roll out on a floured surface or between parchment.
Using the alphabet cutter, shape the biscuits and words you require.
Place on a pre-lined baking tray and bake for 13 to 15 minutes.
Place on a cooling rack.