• 225g Butter
  • 225g Plain flour
  • 100g Corn flour
  • 100g Caster sugar

For the decoration

  • 500g Royal icing
  • 300ml Water
  • 2tsp Glycerine
  • Large white marshmallows
  • Orange Tic Tacs
  • Black writing icing pen
  • Fizzy strawberry strips
  • Mini Smarties


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160˚C fan). Measure the butter, plain flour, cornflour and caster sugar into a food processor. Whizz until combined. Tip out and knead lightly to form a soft dough and chill for 10 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Roll out and stamp out 16x8cm rounds. Place on baking sheets and chill for a further 20 minutes. Bake for about 15 minutes (they will spread a little). Leave to cool.

  • STEP 3

    To make the icing, whisk the royal icing and half of the water in a free-standing electric mixer until the icing is thick and shiny.

  • STEP 4

    Add the glycerine and whisk again. Add the rest of the water 1tbsp at a time until the mixture is the consistency of thick yoghurt.

  • STEP 5

    Put the cookies on some non-stick paper. Spoon over the icing so it drops off the edge of the cookies to look like melted snow. Place a marshmallow at the edge of each one.

  • STEP 6

    Push a Tic Tac into the marshmallow for a nose, draw on eyes with black writing icing and place fizzy strawberry strip scarves around the marshmallows. Use three Mini Smarties for buttons.

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