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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Looking for other great Easter activities? You may also be interested in:
- Inspiring Easter Bible verses to help you reflect.
- Philippa Hanna Lent devotions.
- Lent for children activities for the holidays.