Any excuse to make a sweet treat eh? And Easter is the perfect time to make something sweet for the family over this 4-day weekend. My mum gave me these cookie cutters last week, so I took the hint and rustled up a batch of iced biscuits for us all to enjoy with a cuppa over Easter – here’s how they turned out:
If you’ve found yourself with a little time on your hands and want to rustle up something to eat that isn’t chocolate here’s a recipe for some yummy sugar biscuits. The baking and decorating process is practically fool-proof (although I did singe the edges of a couple of biscuits, oops!) so it’s easy to get the kids involved and stop them from complaining of being bored over the Easter holidays.
Ingredients: 125g butter, 125g caster sugar, 1 medium egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 250g plain flour
Beat the sugar and butter together until light and creamy then add the egg and vanilla extract and mix. Sift half the plain flour into the bowl, mix and then add the rest of the flour and mix into a soft dough. Knead the dough until smooth and wrap in cling film before chilling in the fridge for at least half an hour. When you are ready to make your biscuits, preheat your oven to 180 °C /350 °F and roll out the dough on a floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out any shapes you like and move onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper or a baking liner. Bake Cook for approx 10-15 minutes until light golden brown – really keep an eye on them towards to end to prevent the edges of the cookies from getting singed!
Allow to cool before the fun part begins – get the whole family decorating the biscuits with icing, sprinkles and sweets yum!
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