Easter Puzzle Biscuits

By Sean Tan  ,

April 12, 2019

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Get the kids to show their creative side this Easter with fun colour and design on these Easter cookies – sweet treats are so much fun to make!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 12 Biscuits


200 g butter, chopped

½ cup icing sugar, sifted

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla essence

1½ cups plain flour, sifted


2 cups icing sugar, sifted

30 g butter, melted

2 tbsps hot water

A few drops each pink, blue, yellow food colouring


1Preheat oven to slow, 150 C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.

2In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and icing sugar together until pale and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Lightly fold in flour to form a soft dough.

3Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into 2 discs. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill 15 mins.

4Roll each disc out between 2 sheets baking paper until about 4 mm thick.

5Using an 8-cm egg-shaped cutter (or an egg ring bent into shape), cut out biscuits. Cut each shape in half, in a zigzag pattern.

6Arrange biscuits on trays 1cm apart. Bake 12 to 15 mins. Allow to cool on trays 5 mins, before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

7ICING To make icing, sift icing sugar into a large bowl. Add butter and water, stirring to form a spreadable consistency. Divide into 3 bowls and tint with food colouring. Transfer icing to separate snap-lock bags.

8Pipe icing around outline of biscuits to create a border. Flood with remaining icing to fill. Pipe on patterns, such as dots or stripes, using other coloured icing. Allow to set.

Recipe & Photo: BauerSyndication.com.au