About this recipe:These are the perfect size for children to eat and decorate! They look beautiful and are easy to make.
Makes: 24 biscuits
For the biscuits
170g butter, softened
85g icing sugar
1 egg yolk
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
For the icing
350g icing sugar
large pinch cream of tartar
1 large egg white
water, as needed
pink food colouring
yellow food colouring
sprinkles or other edible decorations
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:15min › Extra time:1hr › Ready in:1hr35min
To make the biscuits: Combine the flour, butter, icing sugar, egg yolk, baking powder and salt in a bowl; mix well and knead into a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C / Gas 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2cm thick. Use an oval cookie cutter to stamp out biscuits, gathering up the dough and rolling it our again as needed. You should get about 24 biscuits. Place the biscuits on prepared baking trays; bake for 10-15 minutes or until they just turn golden brown. Transfer the biscuits onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely before icing.
To make the icing: Combine icing sugar and cream of tartar in a bowl. Add egg white and stir with a spoon to moisten the sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. If icing is too dry, add water teaspoon by teaspoon until smooth and thick.
Divide the icing into three portions; keep one white and colour one pink and one yellow with a few drops of food colouring. Insert a small nozzle into piping bags, fill with icing and decorate the biscuits to look like Easter eggs. Add sprinkles as desired.