I love creating quick and easy bakes. These cookies take as much time to make and bake as it does popping round to the shop. They taste great and are a really fun winter / inside activity to do with the kids. Short and buttery – amazing with a cup of tea!

250g butter

110g Sugar

360g plain flour

Big grind of salt

35g cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 190 degrees centigrade.

Mix all ingredients together in a stand mix until a dough is form.

Divide the mixture in half. Add vanilla to one half. Mix well.

Grab a bowl add cocoa powder to  it.  Mix well.

Place each in the fridge covered for 30 mins

Roll each dough out to about 1cm thick

Choose cutters you like, and a smaller for the middle.

Cut out the shapes and swap each colour round for the contrasting centre .

Place on lined baking trays and cook for 10-12 mins

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