This morning I taught a Paper Quilting class at White Dragon Papercraft in Phillip, ACT. I bought along some biscuits to have with our morning tea break. They are a family recipe which has been passed along from my Mum, Judith and originally from a neighbour and friend Margaret Davey. They have always been popular. They are easy to make too – which makes them even more popular. I have never converted it to metric measurements so it will appear here as it is written. I mix up a batch in the evening, let them rest overnight, then cut them up and bake them the next day. I'm sure the uncooked mix would freeze well.
8oz margarine 2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup sugar ½ cup chopped walnuts
2 tsps water icing sugar mixture
2 tsps vanilla essence
Cream the margarine and sugar. Mix in the water and vanilla. Stir in the flour.
Shape into a long log shape about 30 cm long or any shape you wish and chill for 3-4 hours. Slice about ¼ inch thick.
Bake on a greased tray or lined with baking paper for about 15 minutes at 325 degrees F. Do not brown. Remove from oven and cool. Dip in icing sugar.