Easter Egg Biscuits

Nice and simple so you can splurge on your creativity and decorate to your heart’s content!


100g unsalted butter, softened

200g golden caster sugar

1 large egg

300g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

1 tsp ground allspice

Icing writing pens in colours of your choice


Beat the butter and caster sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.

Add the egg and vanilla and beat again to combine.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and and ground allspice.

Add to the creamed butter and sugar mixture and briefly beat again with the electric mixer. Bring together the mixture in the bowl with your hands to form a ball of biscuit dough.

Add 1tsp cold water to bring the dough together if you need to. Wrap the mixture in cling film and chill in the fridge for thirty mins.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.

Lightly flour a work surface, then roll out the dough to about half a centimeter thick. Use a medium-sized Easter egg shaped-cutter to cut out shapes. (You could use bunny shapes if you like).

Lift the shapes carefully on to the baking tray using a fish slice or palette knife.

Bake for fifteen minutes, or until a light golden colour. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then ice with icing writing pens, edible glitter, ice gems, smarties… all in colours of your choice.

Have fun making these and have even more fun eating them!

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