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Easter biscuits decorated with a variety of coloured icing in the shape of Easter eggs, chicks and rabbits. Tried & Tested

Colourful easter biscuits

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These vanilla biscuits are really tasty and great fun to bake and decorate with the family during the Easter period. Unleash your creative side and get busy with the icing. This recipe was created by Gizzi Erskine.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:20
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the biscuits

  • 90g 3¼ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 100g 3½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)
  • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • ½tsp ½tsp Baking powder
  • ½tsp ½tsp Salt

For the decoration

  • 450g 16 oz Royal icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Royal icing sugar
  • Water
  • Food colouring (Your preferred colours)
  • Writing icing

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale.  Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.  Add the flour to the butter mix and mix until the dough is formed.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • ½tsp ½tsp Baking powder
    • ½tsp ½tsp Salt
    • 90g 3¼ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 100g 3½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)
    • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Wrap the cookie dough in cling film and chill for at least one hour.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan, gas mark 3).  Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 0.5cm.  Cut out the cookies and transfer to baking sheets.  Roll up the trimmings and repeat stages above to make more cookies.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Bake for 8 – 12 minutes until golden.  Remove and transfer to a cooling wire and leave until completely cool before decorating.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Make up the icing as directed on the packet. Once the right consistency is achieved split into batches to make different coloured icings.

    Ingredients for this step

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Dip a cocktail stick into the desired colours and mix well into the icing mixture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Food colouring (Your preferred colours)
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Place into piping bags with a plain fine nozzle.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Pipe the outlines of the biscuits and allow to set slightly.

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Spoon the rest of the icing over the biscuit or pipe into the outline.

  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Decorate as desired with writing icing.