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Iced easter biscuits

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2.858 stars based on 14 ratings

These shortbread biscuits are so easy to make and great fun can be had with the family mix and matching easter shapes.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:30
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the biscuits

To decorate

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

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Lightly grease 2-3 baking trays.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter, flour and sugar in a food processor and blend until it makes fine crumbs. Add the egg yolks and continue to blend until the mixture clumps together. Alternatively, if you are making the recipe by hand, rub the butter into the flour until it forms bread crumbs, then stir in the sugar and egg yolks and beat with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Butter (unsalted) chilled
    • 325g 11½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 125g 4½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 2 2 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead lightly into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 mins.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Roll the mixture out on a lightly floured work surface, then using cutters cut out your shapes.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Bake for 10-15 mins depending on size and thickness, or until just pale golden. Allow to cool for 10 mins on the baking trays then cool completely. If liked, sandwich the biscuits together with jam or buttercream and dust them with a little icing sugar.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To decorate 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

    • 450g 16 oz Royal icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon)
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    To colour the icing, dip a cocktail stick into the desired colours and mix well into the icing mixture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Food colouring range of colours
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Spoon the icing into piping bags with a plain fine nozzle and pipe the outlines of the biscuits. Allow some time for the icing 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

    Once the icing has set on the biscuits, decorate as desired with writing icing.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Writing icing