Named after a traditional children’s party snack, fairy bread (for those not in the know, white bread, buttered and covered in sprinkles or hundreds and thousands) these were festive and fun for the kids (who had been hounding me all week to cook something sweet). These biscuits were easy to make and quick to cook. They are also easy to eat as evidenced by the fact that they lasted approximately 10 hours and that was only because I crazily insisted that they sleep in between scoffing sessions (it was the school holidays and apparently sleep is optional).
I enjoyed making these, not too sweet and more soft than crunchy; they ended up being brightly coloured and cheerful and quite a nice biscuit.
250 g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla essence
3 cups self-raising flour
2 cups hundreds and thousands (I used sprinkles because I had them)
Preheat fan forced oven to 190°C.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
Add flour and mix to form a dough.
Put the hundreds and thousands into a bowl.
Roll mixture into balls and flatten slightly.
Drop one side of the biscuit into sprinkles and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly brown on the outside.