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Delicious Easter Biscuit Recipe From Honeywell Biscuits

Have a go at this simple and seriously cute Easter biscuit recipe.


Easter biscuit recipe

Honeywell Biscuits' Easter biscuit recipe!

Our friends at Honeywell Biscuits (formerly Honeywell Bakes) specialise in making bespoke hand-iced biscuits. We're so grateful that they've shared a yummy Easter biscuit recipe with us.

Honeywell Biscuits Easter biscuits using an egg cookie cutter

Makes about 24 medium sized iced Easter biscuits. A great children's Easter biscuit recipe to try with your kids!

Ingredients: Easter Sugar Cookies

  • 200g salted soft butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 400g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract (or use vanilla extract if you prefer)

Icing

  • Ready to roll icing (also sometimes called fondant or sugar paste icing)
  • Yellow, blue and orange food colouring
  • Black food colouring or black sugar pearls

You will also need an Easter biscuit cutter e.g. egg-shaped cookie cutter

Method for making your Easter sugar cookies

  • Cream the butter and the sugar together, then add the egg and almond essence. Beat until well combined.
  • Add flour and mix until it forms a dough.
  • Roll out between 2 sheets of greaseproof paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour, wrapped in the greaseproof paper.
  • Peel off the greaseproof paper and cut out your egg shapes on a lightly floured surface.
  • Place about an inch apart on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  • Pop them back in the fridge for 30 minutes, or in the freezer for 10 minutes. If you skip this step, your Easter biscuits will probably grow in the oven!
  • Bake at 160°C for 8-12 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits. When they are ready they will be lightly golden at the edges. Allow to cool completely.
  • Decorate your biscuits using the ready to roll fondant icing. Colour some of the icing yellow using a little food colour. Gel colour is best if you can get it, as liquid colour can make the icing sticky. If it does become sticky, knead a little icing sugar into it and leave for 10 minutes to harden up (your hands will have made it warm).
  • Roll out the fondant icing onto a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar. Cut out egg shapes and attach to the biscuits by lightly brushing them with a little bit of water first.

Easter biscuit recipe

  • Then, using the Easter egg cookie cutter again, cut out extra yellow egg shapes. Turn the cutter around and cut out wings using the top part of the egg shape.

Children's Easter biscuit recipe

  • Then using either a little flower shape cutter or a sharp knife cut out a little half flower shape to look like fluff and attach to the top of the chick’s head.
  • Dye a small amount of icing orange, and then cut out beaks and feet by hand or using small cookie cutters. Use a tiny bit of water to attach them to the chick.

iced easter biscuit

  • Now dye some icing black and roll into tiny balls for eyes, or use little black sugar pearls.
  • To make chicks coming out of an egg, dye some icing blue, and cut out an egg shape instead of making yellow wings. Cut a zigzag halfway up the blue egg, and attach to the chick biscuit to look like egg shell.

Finished Easter biscuits

Looking for other great Easter activities? You may also be interested in:

 

Find out about Honeywell Biscuits and their delicious baked goods on Instagram.



WORDS : Compassion UK, Rosie from Honeywell Bakes

PHOTOS : Compassion UK


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