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Biscuits decorated with various Easter themed icing such as Easter eggs and chicks. Tried & Tested

Iced easter biscuits

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2.834 stars based on 12 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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For the biscuits

To decorate

  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Apricot jam warmed and sieved
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Sugar paste icing
  • Food colouring pink, blue, purple, yellow, green
  • Sweets
  • Designer icing (white) mixed colours (we use Silver Spoon Create)

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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, letters or words.

  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

    Divide the sugar icing into portions and add a drop of food colouring to each and knead until the colour is even. Wrap the icings tightly in cling film to prevent drying.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Sugar paste icing
    • Food colouring pink, blue, purple, yellow, green
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    When you are ready to begin decorating dust the work top with a little icing sugar and roll out the coloured icing thinly. Using the same cutters that you used for the biscuits cut out the icing into shapes.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Before laying the icing on the biscuit spread very thinly with a little of the warm apricot jam to allow the icing to stick.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Apricot jam warmed and sieved
  9. Classic mode Step 9

    To finish decorate the iced biscuits with sweets, securing each in place with a dot of writing icing. You could also pipe an easter message into your biscuits or use the coloured writing icing or decorate them.