What you need to make your Easter biscuits:
For the Easter biscuits:
- Sugar (75 g)
- Butter (125g)
- 1 tsp of vanilla essence
- Flour (250 g)
- A pinch of salt
- 1 egg
For the icing:
- 400g of icing sugar
- 3-4 tbsp water
- 2-3 drops of your chosen food colouring
- Mixing Bowl
- Wooden Spoon
- Rolling pin
- Easter themed biscuit cutter
- Baking Tray
- Greaseproof paper
- Icing piping bag
Step 1: Making and baking your Easter bunny biscuits
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Cream the sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon.
- Beat in the egg and the vanilla essence a little at a time until combined.
- Stir in the flour a little at a time until the mixture comes together as a dough.
- Roll out the biscuit dough on a lightly floured work surface with a rolling pin. Aim for a thickness of around 1 cm.
- Cut out your biscuits from the dough with your Easter bunny biscuit cutter.
- Place your Easter bunnies onto the baking tray.
- Bake for around 10 minutes or until pale golden brown.
- Set aside on a wire rack for 5 minutes to allow them to cool.
Step 2: Making the icing for your Easter bunny biscuits
- Sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl.
- Stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture (around 3-4 tbsp).
- Add a few drops of your chosen food colouring and stir this into the icing until you achieve a uniform colour.
If you want to create Easter bunny biscuits in a variety of colours then separate your icing mixture into bowls, and add different food colouring to each one.
Step 3: The real fun! Decorating your Easter bunny biscuits
- After the biscuits have cooled down, you can spread the icing on the biscuits using a knife
- Place some of your icing into a piping bag, to pipe dots onto your Easter bunny biscuits or even to add eyes, a nose and a cute little cotton tail.
Get creative with your colour, shape and other decorations. Feel free to add hundreds and thousands or even chocolate pearls. Let your children decorate their own Easter biscuits to make your Easter baking a memorable experience for them. Just make sure that you save a few for the grandparents!
If we are lucky enough to avoid any April showers this Easter bank holiday weekend then why not organise an Easter hunt for the little ones in your family. Whilst the children are out searching for eggs, the adults can nibble on some of your Easter bunny biscuits with a cup of tea. Worried that one of the older children will find all the eggs first? Help is at hand! Use our Easter egg labels to level the playing field. Give each child a colour that they need to look for, with our printable labels coming in six different colours.