‘Easter Egg’ Easy Easter Biscuits – perfect afternoon baking with the children

I spent the most perfect Good Friday making these ‘Easter Egg’ easy Easter Biscuits – the 6yr old did the whole thing with me (after three boys, the patience of a girl with the fiddly bits constantly amazes me) and the big boys came in for the ‘fun’ bit.

Easy Easter Biscuits

Easy Easter Biscuits – What you need:

  • 200g butter, at room temperature  (using a buttery spread makes the dough softer when chilled, and easier to roll by small hands)
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 400g plain flourTo decorate
  • 250g royal icing sugar (we used 500g in the end)
  • assorted food colourings
  • assorted cake toppings

Easy Easter Biscuits – What you do:

Preheat the oven to Gas 4, 180°C, fan160°C.

1. Place the butter in a large mixing bowl with the caster sugar. Using a wooden spoon beat until light and fluffy.

2. Gradually beat in the egg until well mixed, then gradually add the flour. Use your hands to bring the mixture together to a stiff dough (I actually did the whole of this in my stand mixer). Gather into a ball and chill for 30 minutes.

easter egg biscuits rolling

3. Roll out the dough on a work surface lightly dusted with flour until it’s the thickness of a £1 coin (-ish. When a 6yr old is rolling, we don’t fuss about perfection).

easter egg biscuits shape

4. Using an oval cutter, a cardboard egg-shaped template, or – as we did – use a cookie cutter and a bottle top to make the outline of two circles, and then cut round them together with a knife to make egg-shaped biscuits, using rolled out trimmings to make more. Don’t worry about the circle marks on the top – they’ll be covered by icing anyway.

easter egg biscuits slippers
(Fluffy Bunner Slippers and too-short PJ’s are entirely optional for this part)
easter egg biscuits bake

5. Place on baking trays and bake in the oven for 6-10 minutes, depending on size, until just golden brown. Ours took the full 10 minutes.

easter egg biscuits plain

The recipe states ‘makes 18’ – we made 30, and they’re quite large biscuits. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the baking tray to cool completely.

6. Now for the fun part: to decorate, make up the royal icing as directed on the packet; we used the whole 500g pack as we had so many biscuits. Divide between 3-4 bowls adding a little food colouring to each bowl. Now just place the bowls plus the toppings on a table, and let the children loose with their imagination.

easter egg biscuits dec
all set and ready to go
easter egg biscuits ready
Five different easter-egg-y colours of icing, and an array of cake toppings.
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Yes, even the teen couldn’t resist getting involved with a few.
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Tubes of writing icing made fine decoration really easy
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The dismissive don’t-fancy-baking-today boys also couldn’t resist the lure and spent a happy half an hour making some. None of them were a patch on the supremo 6yr old daughter though.

And just look what you end up with…

easter egg biscuits sun 4
easter egg biscuits sun
easter egg biscuits in sun 2

These biscuits will keep for between one and two weeks when stored in a sealed cake tin.

easter egg biscuits

Easter Egg Biscuit Recipe originally from Tesco’s Real Food site.

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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  1. Absolutely delightful. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Love the slippers too.

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  2. It’s really gorgeous.Absolutely amazing .

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