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Easter Biscuits: A Sweet and Festive Treat

Easter is a time for sweet treats, and nothing quite captures the spirit of the season like a batch of homemade Easter biscuits. These cookies are not only delicious but also fun to decorate, making them a perfect activity for the whole family. Here's a recipe and some decorating ideas to get you started:



Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and salt.

  • Add the softened butter and mix until the dough is crumbly.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract.

  • Add the egg mixture to the dough and mix until a smooth dough forms.

  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it's about 1/4 inch thick.

  • Use Easter-themed cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the dough.

  • Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

  • Let the cookies cool completely before decorating.



Decorating Ideas:

  • Icing: Mix powdered sugar with a little bit of water to create a thick icing. Use a piping bag to decorate the cookies with the icing, drawing designs such as flowers, Easter eggs, or bunnies.

  • Sprinkles: Dip the cookies into a bowl of colorful sprinkles or place them on a plate and sprinkle them with edible glitter for a sparkly effect.

  • Chocolate: Melt some chocolate and dip half of each cookie into it. Allow the chocolate to harden and then decorate with icing or sprinkles.

  • Royal Icing: Make a stiff royal icing by beating egg whites and powdered sugar together. Use a piping bag to draw intricate designs on the cookies.


With these simple decorating ideas, your Easter biscuits are sure to impress your guests and bring a smile to the faces of your family members. So gather your loved ones and get ready to create some delicious and adorable Easter treats!



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