1 cup plain flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 45g cream cheese, softened 1 tsp vanilla essence 18 ripe strawberries
Wash, dry, hull and halve the strawberries. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
In a mixing bown, beat the butter with the cream cheese until well blended. Beat in the sugar and vanilla, then stir in the flour until well mixed.
Using a 1/2-tablespoon measure, shape the mixture into small balls and place four cm apart on an ungreases baking sheet. Make a small indentation in the top of each biscuit with your thumb of forefinger. Carefully place a strawberry half, cut side down, in each indentation.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until very light brown; do not overcook. Remove from the oven and cool on racks.