Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.
Add the eggs beating well after each addition and then the vanilla.
Sift in the flour and the powders and knead well together to make a soft biscuit dough.
Using a biscuit maker, press out into required shapes onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
Alternatively roll out onto a lightly floured board and cut into attractive shapes.
Decorate with hundreds and thousands or angelica and bake for almost 25 minutes until lightly golden.
Cool on a wire tray.