These are the cookies that my kids and I made on Valentines Day.  They are super quick and easy, and you would be able to add choc chips etc if you wanted to.  We were happy with plain cookies, but then we iced them to make the kids happy.

Butter Cookies

Ingredients

120g softened butter
150g sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
250g plain flour
Optional – choc bits, sultanas, M&M’s etc

Method

Pre heat oven to 180°C

Place butter and sugar in thermomix and cream for 1 minute on speed 3

Add egg and vanilla essence and beat for 20 seconds on speed 3

Add flour (and choc bits etc if using) and knead for 30 seconds at interval speed

Tip onto a bench or silicone mat and roll out to desired thickness.  Use a cookie cutter to cut desired shape (we used hearts and then rectangles for the light sabres!)

(Or you can roll it into a sausage shape and wrap in glad wrap and place in the fridge for an hour to chill then cut into round discs)

 

Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden.  Allow to cool on a cooling rack before decorating and eating.

Serves: Depends on size of cookies

Approximate calories per total: 2400