Easter biscuits are an essential of any springtime celebration and perfect for picnics. For biscuits that you can make with the kids, why not use water icing (icing sugar and water mixed together) and a selection of sprinkles and edible toppers? There is so many ways you can decorate these Easter biscuits, and it is entirely up to your wishes, style and skills. You can even let your children to do the decoration and it can be a great fun. Edible colours, ready-roll icing, and all other types of cake decorations are absolutely welcome.
250 grams plain flour
One teaspoon baking powder80 grams caster sugar
110 grams Butter, cut into small cubes and chilled
One egg, beaten
One teaspoon vanilla extract
Ready-roll icing in different colours
Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar then add the chilled butter in small squares and mix until combined (the mixture will look like breadcrumbs). Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
Make the dough into a ball and wrap in Clingfilm. Place in the fridge for 40 minutes to rest.
Take the dough out of the fridge and roll out to a 4 mm thickness.
Grease and line two baking trays with baking parchment. Cut the eggs and circle shapes out of the rolled out dough using the cookie cutters. Place on the baking tray. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Whilst the cookies are in the freezer preheat the oven to 180°C, then bake the cookies for ten to fifteen minutes. Once cooked leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.
Once the cookies are cold, roll out your ready roll icing and cut out the shapes desired using the cookie cutters.
If you are layering a ready roll piece of icing on top of another, dab a little water on the underside and place on the icing that forms the base.