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Easter Cookies

2015-04-02

Recipe Info

  • Yield : 30
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 60m

Ingredients

  • FOR THE DOUGH
  • 200g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 400g Plain Flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • FOR THE ICING
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Assorted coloured food colouring

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease two baking trays lined with baking paper.

Step 2

Add the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk. Sieve in the flour and spices and add enough milk to give a soft dough. Bring together, using your hands.

Step 3

Knead the dough on a oured work surface. Roll out to a thickness of 5mm. Cut out Easter biscuits using an assortment of shaped cutters.

Step 4

Place the biscuit shapes on the baking trays and bake for 10-15 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Step 5

To make the icing, mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice, and add two tablespoons of water, little by little, until you have a stiff but smooth icing.

Step 6

Divide the icing into separate bowls and mix in food colourings of your choice. Brush on a base colour of your choice. Spoon a little icing into a piping bag and pipe your decorations onto the biscuits.

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