Next I searched the web for a plain biscuit recipe finding on-line. I have my own recipes for gingerbread, ovaltine shortbread, chocolate cookies and orange curd snaps but not a recipe for simple basic cookie dough. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3468/basic-biscuit-dough I added extra vanilla extract.
The dough was super easy to make and roll out. I cut it into large circles using a knife as all my cutters were too small for my design. When the biscuits were ready I piped icing in my planned designs. I made a special doctor who cookie for my friend who was dressing as matt smith.
You could make the cookies in Christmas shapes over the festive period!