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Medal cookies

Make these round vanilla biscuits, ice in bright colours, thread on a ribbon and give out as edible prizes

  • Prep: 35 mins
    Cook: 15 mins
  • Makes 15 cookies
  • Easy
  • Makes 15 cookies
  • Easy
  • Calories 418
  • Carbohydrates 82
  • Saturated Fat 5
  • Sugar 66
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 8
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.4

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 418
  • Carbohydrates 82
  • Saturated Fat 5
  • Sugar 66
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 8
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.4

Ingredients

  • 140g butter
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1kg pack ready-to-roll icing
  • icing sugar
  • food colouring paste, edible glitter and icing pens (optional)
  • 15 long colourful ribbons

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a small saucepan. Mix in the vanilla, remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 mins.

  2. Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Pour in the melted butter mixture and the egg, and stir together to form a stiff-ish dough. Pop the dough in the fridge for 10 mins to chill and firm up.

  3. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 5mm thick, then stamp out 15 circles using a 7.5cm round cookie cutter; you may need to re-roll the trimmings to get 15 cookies. Make a hole at the top of each circle with the end of a pencil.

  4. Place on the baking trays and bake for 12 mins until golden, swapping the trays around halfway through. Cool on a wire rack. Decorate the cookies (see below), making sure the hole is at the top of each one. Will keep for 3 days in an airtight container.