250g butter, softened
2 teaspoons lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4 (165g) cups caster sugar
1 tablespoon water
2 1/4 cups (335g) plain flour
90g individually wrapped boiled lollies
1. Beat butter, rind, essence, sugar, egg and water with an electric mixer until smooth (be careful to not overbeat). Fold in flour then knead on a floured surface until smooth. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
2. In the meantime, preheat an oven to 180C/moderate and line two oven trays with baking paper
3. Using the handle of a rolling pin, gently tap the wrapped lollies to crush slightly. Then unwrap the lollies and placed into separate bowls by colour. (The boiled lollies I bought we’re particularly hard to crush to I ended up grinding them quickly in a coffee grinder which still worked perfectly fine)
5. Remove trays from oven and fill the cut out centres with all the different coloured lollies! Bake for another 5 minutes or until pale golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the trays and bobs your uncle!