We made these ‘easy to make iced Easter biscuits‘ on a complete whim this week and I cannot get over how tasty they are and how pretty they look!
I made such a huge mistake at the start of the week. For some reason I didn’t think my daughter broke up for Easter until Friday. Cue my shock when I took her to nursery only to realise that they broke up for Easter on Monday. It’s been such a hard week trying to balance working from home, with a four year old who really wants my attention.
She has been so amazing though and very patient. Today I managed to catch up and took time out to have a Mummy/Daughter date day. I seriously thought she’d want to go out to the beach or the woods, but all she wanted to do was baking.
Evie got some Easter themed cookie cutters a couple of weeks ago from Tesco, so we decided to use them bake some easy to make iced Easter biscuits for our family. We baked some similar biscuits on Valentines day and they were so tasty. Plus they were really easy for my then three year old, to help make.
Evie LOVED making these biscuits. She helped out with everything from measuring the ingredients to rolling out the icing and cutting all the mixtures into shapes with her Easter cutters. They turned out so perfectly, that I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.
Easy To Make Iced Easter Biscuits
I always find the most spontaneous bakes come out the best. This was definitely one of them. If you’re looking for an easy Easter bake to do this weekend, especially with your kids, then look no further.
Ingredients you will need:
These biscuits are so simple to make. The mixture makes about 30 cookies, depending on how thick you want them.
- 300g plain flour
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 100g unsalted butter
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Ready to roll icing in pink, yellow, blue and white
- Cookie cutters (we got ours from Tesco)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or Gas Mark 4 and prepare baking trays with baking parchment.
Cream together the golden granulated sugar and unsalted butter in a bowl. Slowly add in and stir the egg. Next sift in the flour, mixing continuously the whole time.
When the mixture is ready, sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and roll out the dough. Use your cookie cutters to cut into shapes.
Place the shapes on the baking trays, put in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until they’re golden brown.
Leave them to cool down for an hour before icing.
At first I tried decorating these with icing sugar mixed with water. We tried piping the icing on but it completely ended in disaster. It wouldn’t set and it just kept rolling off the biscuits. I am by no means a baking pro, so we resorted to using ‘ready to roll’ icing instead. Cheating I know, but it looks so amazing, it tastes delicious and it was easy enough for Evie to help with too.
To ice these biscuits, simply roll out the colours you want and use the cookie cutters to cut to size. To attach to the biscuits, wet one side and carefully attach the wet side to the biscuit. If you want to make them extra tasty, why not attach them with apricot jam instead of water?
We used blue icing for our eggs, yellow for the chicks and pink and white for the bunnies. We also cut out decorative shapes and eyes for some of our Easter biscuits.
In total these took us about an hour and a half to make. If I was making them solo it would have been a lot quicker, but with Evie helping, we took our time. I really love the taste of these so much, we’re going to remake them and use them as presents on special occasions.
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