The perfect Easter baking idea, these Easter biscuits are super easy to make and will provide plenty of fun for all the family – even if it's only for an hour or so.
Follow the basic steps for tasty biscuits, then cut out with some super sweet Easter inspired cookie cutters and top with melted chocolate, sprinkles, piping icing, or whatever else you have to hand. We have a long weekend ahead of us, and this simple recipe might be just what you need to keep the little ones entertained.
- Special thanks to Healing Manor for sharing this recipe with us
- Butter, 250 grams
- Caster sugar, 110 grams
- Plain flour, 360 grams
- Mini eggs
- Coloured sprinkles
- White chocolate, 100 grams
- Dark chocolate, 100 grams
1. Pre heat your oven to 170ºc.
2. In a mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and pale. Gradually stir in the flour creating a smooth and workable paste. Lightly dust your surface with flour and roll out. Traditionally shortbread is 1cm thick, but I like mine super crispy and thin, so roll out my dough to around 1/2cm in thickness.
3. Cut out your desired shapes and place on a baking tray. If you're leaving your biscuits bare, sprinkle with sugar, but if you're decorating skip this step.
4. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes, before baking in the oven for 7-9 minutes until a pale golden brown. Leave to one side to cool before decorating.
Tip: If you prefer a chunkier biscuit, roll out to 1cm thick and bake for an extra 7-10 minutes in the oven to ensure they're cooked all the way through!
Decorating your biscuits
1. Set two pans of water to a simmer over a gentle heat and top with two glass bowls, making sure the bowls aren't touching the water. In one bowl add the white chocolate and in the other, the dark chocolate and gently melt.
2. Once the chocolate has melted, layout a sheet of greaseproof paper on your side and under a wired rack, as this is where it gets messy! Dip your biscuits into the chocolate and decorate until your hearts content. Be careful not to break any of the biscuits, as they can be quite delicate to handle, however eating broken biscuits is more than allowed.
3. Sprinkle the chocolate sections with decorations of your choice, and leave to set. Store in an airtight container.