Pieday Friday – Iced sugar biscuits

Today I wanted to share a super-sweet treat recipe that I’ve been trying out. It took a few goes to get it right (crispy biscuit, but not singed around the outsides!) so I’d recommend keeping an eye on your biscuits while they are cooking so that you can whip them out before they brown too much!  I used an aeroplane cookie cutter from Wholeport to make these cute little planes (which would be great for a bon voyage party!) and here’s the recipe:

Mix 150g butter at room temperature with 1 cup of sugar before adding 1 egg and one tsp of vanilla extract. Mix, then add 3 cups of plain white flour and a pinch of salt and stir until it turns into a thick dough. Shape into a ball and cover with cling-film, then chill in the fridge for about an hour. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut out the cookie shapes. Transfer onto a tray lined with baking paper and cooking in your oven at 175 °C for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

The technique for icing the biscuits is one that I’ve just recently learnt – pipe a thin line of thicker icing around the edges to act as a barrier, then ‘flood’ the centre of the biscuit with a more watered-down icing. Decorate with any sprinkles you have – I used silver balls for the aeroplane lights 🙂

Let me know if you give this recipe or icing technique a go and tweet me your pics to @CassiefairyTutu 🙂

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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