Friday, 20 April 2012

Easter Biscuits

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Easter Biscuits 2012
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These are a really simple shortbread based biscuit with royal icing to top!
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Preheat Oven to 180.

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Ingredients: 
240g plain flour
175g margarine
115g caster sugar 
1 egg yolk
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Method:
Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until it looks similar to breadcrumbs
(I found this mixture a bit damp but keep going- don't worry if it is stickier than breadcrumbs!)
Add the sugar.
Beat the egg yolk in a separate bowl then add to the mix.
Knead the mixture: if it still feels sticky add a small amount of flour.
Roll out the dough and have fun with your cookie cutters
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Top Tip: I used easter themed cutters including easter eggs, chicks, rabbits (some not pictured above). I got my cutters as a multipack for 99p so check your local 99p stores! Use any shapes you like!
Note: After I used my cutters once I found I had to re-roll the dough up, knead it, and apply flour to the surface and rolling pin again as it was sticky
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Pop your cookies into the oven!
Depending on the thickness of your cookies they can take anywhere from 8 minutes to 25 minutes. 
Note: These cookies will not go golden, the dough will go firm and resemble shortbread.
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Once baked, leave your cookies to cool.
Once cool, mix icing sugar and water in separate bowls and add a different food colour to each bowl. 
Apply to cookies!
I then put them immediately in the fridge for the icing to set!
I then used a very thin paintbrush to add detail on after 
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These are great to keep kids entertained! 
For younger children pre-make and bake the cookies and once cool put in the centre of a table surrounded by icing, sprinkles, silver balls, and any other decorations you love!
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Have fun and prepared to get messy!

 

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