These are really old-fashioned, un-fancy biscuits that I imagine people's grannies might make for them! They're the sort of biscuits that children really like. Crispy, light and sweet.
After beating together butter and sugar, you mix in an egg and some vanilla extract, then stir in flour. It makes a non-sticky dough that's easy to handle, so would be great for children to help with. Put 2 tsp blobs of dough spaced apart on a baking sheet, then make an indentation in the top of each biscuit and dab a little jam in.
Cook for about 12 min on 190 C then cool on tray.
125 g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups SR flour
jam (eg raspberry, apricot)