Vanilla Crackle Cookies

by Claire Winlow (follow)
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I've named these cookies, crackle cookies, due to the effect created once they are baked. It's a favourite recipe to make with my kids as they are quick and easy to make. The original recipe was to place balls on a baking sheet and I think they were meant to spread out on their own. However, part way through baking the first time we made these, they were still balls so we gave each a gentle flatten which created the crackle effect. Now we make them the same way each time.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 12 servings

90g soft butter
25g icing sugar
25g golden caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (fan oven).
Mix the butter, icing sugar, caster sugar and egg yolk together until well combined.

Stir through the vanilla extract.
Add a little flour at a time and mix through until all has been added. It should start to form together and be easy to mould.

Divide the cookie dough into 12 sections.
Roll them in your hands into balls.
Place on a baking tray, leaving space between each ball.

Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and flatten each one down slightly and you'll see some cracking that gives the lovely crackle effect.

Place back in the oven and bake for a further 5 minutes until golden and delicious.

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