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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!


  • 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

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


In 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.


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


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


Using 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.


Arrange 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.


ICING 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.


Pipe 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

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