Growing up in a family of 13, Mum used to make these biscuits for the "kids" as they were quick and easy and were a favourite with us all. Here I am some forty years later and still making tem for my family!!
Melt butter in a largish pan. When melted add the dark brown sugar
mix in the cinnamon. vanilla essence, coffee, salt and beaten egg.
Add the sieved flour and bicarbonate soda and mix in.
Once mixed, may have to use your hands as it gets quite tough with a wooden spoon, mould it into a "brick" shape, I use a baking deep dish that I have greased.
Place in the fridge for two hours. After two hours remove from fridge and slice into very thin biscuit shapes. I normally cut the "brick" into two pieces and then cut the thin biscuits.
Place on a greased baking tray and bake each batch on a heat of 160C for a period of ten minutes. Remove and place on a flat tray to cool and repeat with the next batch until all done. Serve cold, either on their own o with a slither of butter on them!
The great thing about these biscuits is they last a good long time and are awesome with afternoon tea!!