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Every dad’s a Number One Dad. Make him feel extra special by giving him an edible medal
Dad will feel like he’s Number One with a home-baked medal cookie
Makes 15 cookies Prep 35 mins Cook 15 mins 39p a cookie 418 kcals, 8g fat, 5g sat. fat, 66g sugar
140g butter 100g light soft brown sugar 3 tbsp golden syrup ½ tsp vanilla extract 350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 large egg
TO DECORATE 1kg pack ready-to-roll icing icing sugar food colouring paste, edible glitter
and icing pens (optional) 15 long colourful ribbons
1 Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a small saucepan. Mix in the vanilla, remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 mins.
2 Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Pour in the melted butter mixture and the egg, and stir together to form a stiff-ish dough. Pop the dough in the fridge for 10 mins to chill and firm up.
3 Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 5mm thick, then stamp out 15 circles using a 7.5cm round cookie cutter; you may need to re-roll the trimmings to get 15 cookies. Make a hole at the top of each circle with the end of a pencil.
4 Place on the baking trays and bake for 12 mins until golden, swapping the trays around halfway through. Cool on a wire rack. Decorate the cookies (see right), making sure the hole is at the top of each one. Will keep for 3 days in an airtight container.