About this recipe:These buttery sandwich biscuits are made even more luscious with a creamy butter filling. Make these year round, or get festive and use coloured decorating sugar to make Christmas, Easter or even Valentine's Day themed treats.
5 tablespoons double cream
250g plain flour
5 tablespoons demerara or coloured sugar for decoration
50g butter, softened
100g sifted icing sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:9min › Extra time:11min › Ready in:50min
Mix flour and 225g of butter thoroughly. Stir in cream and mix well. Chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5.
Roll dough 5mm thick on lightly floured board. Cut into 4cm rounds using a biscuit cutter or a knife. Transfer to greaseproof paper heavily sprinkled with sugar, turning to coat both sides. Place on ungreased baking tray. Prick in 4 places with fork.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until slightly puffed. Sandwich two cooled biscuits together with filling.
To make filling: Blend 50g soft butter, 100g icing sugar, 1 egg yolk and 1 tsp. vanilla. If desired, tint with food colouring.