Biscuits for Icing

So the Easter Holidays are upon us, we’re halfway through ours and so far they are going quickly and smoothly – thank heavens!  On Friday we had a bit of a lazy day and after grocery shopping we decided to make some biscuits – mainly from them to decorate with icing as it’s such a good way to entertain them and also because my friend gave me a ton of icing writing pens that needed using up!

This is the standard recipe I use for biscuits for icing as it’s very easy and also very quick.
Biscuits for Icing


100g unsalted butter, softened
100g caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
275g plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 190c/gas mark 5 and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until combined.  Beat in the egg and vanilla extract a little at a time until well combined.  Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough. (If it’s too dry at this point then you could always add a drop or two of water – literally a drop).

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm.  Using biscuit cutters, cut biscuits out of the dough and place onto the baking tray.

Bake the biscuits in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until pale golden-brown. Leave on the baking tray for 5 minutes to harden and then cool on a wire rack.
I got out every cookie cutter we own and just let the kids choose what they wanted. They needed a bit of help cutting them out but were quite happy to direct me as necessary!  They then went wild with the icing pens which were good fun, but hard work! My poor hands were aching by the time we’d done.
It was a very good way to spend an otherwise dull afternoon!
love & kisses

Mrs M x

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