Read more about it . My sister and I added our own embellishments to the recipe over the years. My favourite is to add 10ml of mixed spice and 10ml of cinnamon to the mix.
*750ml all purpose flour (if the mixture is too wet you may have to add more)
*250ml real butter (softened)
*10ml vanilla essence
*2,5ml of salt
*10ml Mixed Spice
Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add the softened butter and mix with fingers till the consistency of bread crumbs. Add eggs and vanilla essence. You may have to add a little bit more flour if the batter is too wet. Roll into balls and press down with a fork.
I like to put the spices with but they are just as good without. You can embellish with almonds, silver balls, hundreds and thousands or brown sugar crystals.