1kg Plain Flour

500g salted butter, chilled and cut into squares

500g castor sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

Zest of 2 – 3 oranges (optional – but delicious!)

Melted chocolate


  • Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla together until just combined
  • Gradually add the eggs
  • Add the flour and bring the mixture together until just combined (Be careful not to overwork the mixture)
  • divide into 3 parts and carefully roll each part into a cylinder shape
  • Wrap each cylinder shape in clingfoil and chill for approximately 1 hour
  • Once chilled Roll the dough to approximately 5mm thick
  • Cut out the cookies and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper
  • Place baking tray with the cookies on it in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes
  • Bake at 175C for 8 – 12 minutes until the edges have just started to brown – be careful not to overbake
  • Dip the cookies in melted chocolate or drizzle as desired.

TIP: Make sure you roll them out onto a non stick surface and sprinkle both surface and rolling pin with icing sugar to avoid sticking to surface and rolling pin. Remember to not overwork the dough.