These little biscuits are great fun to make with the kids as well as with the adults. I made a huge batch last year and gave them to all the family and friends, tied to their presents- 2 for the price of 1!

250g butter, at room temperature

140g golden caster sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1tsp ground cinnamon

1 egg yolk

300g plain flour

1 pinch of salt

Boiled Sweets

Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl and whisk until light and fluffy

Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix

Add the flour, salt and cinnamon and bring together to form a dough

Roll out to a 1 pound coin thickness and cut with your chosen cookie cutter, pop on a baking tray lined with baking parchment

Cut a whole for a ribbon, so you can hang the cookies as a decoration later

Bash the sweets with a hammer in a plastic bag, separating the colours

Pop the crushed sweets into the cookie and bake on 160C until the biscuits are set and starting to colour (10-15 minutes)

Leave to cool completely

If you fell like making the biscuits extra special, use some Ready Royal Icing to decorate them