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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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3 stars based on 6 ratings

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.

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  • Serves:20
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

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

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