Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Makes about 30
• 125g unsalted butter, chopped, softened
• 1/3 cup icing sugar mixture
• Finely grated zest of 1 lime
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 1/4 cups plain flour
• Icing sugar mixture, to dust
Step 1 Preheat oven to 160.C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper. Put butter, sugar, zest and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 5 minutes or until light and creamy. Sift in flour. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined and a smooth dough forms.
Step 2 Roll out dough between 2 sheets of baking paper to 5mm thick. Use alphabet cookie cutters to cut out letters, re‑rolling as necessary. Put onto prepared trays, 2cm apart.
Step 3 Bake for 15 minutes or until very light golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve dusted with icing sugar.