Mother's Day Biscuits

  • Total Time

    3h 13m
    • Prep Time

      3h 0m
    • Bake Time

      13m
  • Serves

    30
  • Skill Level

    Intermediate
  • Dietary Needs

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Whether its a new Mum celebrating her first few Mother's Day or a Mum whose children are grown and have flown the nest (perhaps even a Grandma) it's always nice to be appreciated and reminded that you're doing a great job and you are loved. What better way to do this then with these adorable motivational Mother's Day biscuits.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°fan/Gas Mark 4 and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and butter and rub together until you have fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. 

    • 300g Plain White Flour
    • ½ tsp Salt
    • 150g Butter (Unsalted) (Chilled)
    • 150g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar (we like Billington's)
  3. In a small jug or bowl beat lightly beat the egg with the vanilla, add this to the flour mixture and combine until you have a soft dough.

    • 1 Egg(s) (Free Range) (Large)
    • 2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste (we like Nielsen Massey)
  4. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

  5. Roll out the dough ¼ at a time, cut out shapes your choice of cutters.

  6. Bake about 9 cookies at a time for 13 minutes. Allow all the cookies to cool completely on a rack.

  7. When you're ready to decorate the biscuits, whisk the icing sugar with 65ml of lemon juice. Whisk the icing until it has the consistency of toothpaste.

    • 400g Royal Icing Sugar
    • 65ml Lemon Juice
  8. Divide the icing into amounts according to how many colours you have and keep covered with cling film

  9. For each colour icing add a few drops of food colouring to achieve the colour you desire and then thin the icing with more lemon juice a few drops at a time. The icing needs to be runny enough to smooth out in ten seconds. Draw a line through it with your spoon; if the line disappears in ten seconds it is the right consistency.

    • variety of colours Food Colouring (Professional Gel)
  10. Separate ¼ of the icing and place in a piping bag with a number 1 nozzle.

  11. Pipe an outline around the outside of the biscuits a few at a time. Allow to dry for 5 minutes. Using the rest of your icing "flood" the inside of the circle and spread out until you have a flat surface with no bumps. Continue in this way until all the biscuits are iced. If you want to add sprinkles, place them while the biscuits are wet.

    • 1 pot Sprinkle Decorations
  12. The biscuits can either air dry overnight or at 50°C/30°fan for 1 hour until the icing is set hard.

  13. To decorate, write sentiments with your food pen and highlight with the paints.

    • 1 Food Pens

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