Keep the kids busy during the holidays with these easy-to-make Easter biscuits.
They’d make an ideal gift for family and friends this spring, just be sure to make enough for yourself too!
200g softened butter (plus extra)
150g caster sugar
2 large free-range egg yolks
400g plain flour (plus extra)
2–4 tbsp milk
1–2 tsp lemon juice
250g/9oz icing sugar
Different food colourings
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4. Grease and line two baking trays.
2. Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks. Add flour and bring together into a soft dough. Knead the dough on a floured work surface and roll out to a thickness of 5mm. Cut out your Easter biscuits and bake for 10–15 minutes. Once done, cool on a wire rack.
3. To make the icing, mix the icing sugar with lemon juice and add enough water to make a stiff but smooth icing. Divide into separate bowls and mix in food colourings. Pipe onto biscuits.