Activity 3: Spring Biscuits
200 g unsalted butter, softened
200 g white caster sugar
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
400 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric whisk to cream the butter with the sugar until well mixed and just creamy in texture. Do not overwork, or the biscuits will spread during baking.
2. Beat in the egg until well combined. Add the flour and mix on a low speed until a dough forms. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill for at least 1 hour.
3. Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas 5. Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead briefly, then roll out to 3mm thick. Cut, by hand or with cookie cutters, to your desired shape. Using a palette knife, transfer the biscuits to a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
4. Bake for 12-14 minutes, depending on the size of your biscuits, until golden brown at the edges. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe Credit: recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/baking/easy-biscuits
Here is an easy recipe for tasty biscuits to make at home.
You could make a standard cookie shape. Alternatively, try a spring theme like easter eggs or - as you will see from Vanessa's photo - bunnys!
Depending on what you have available, you could decorate your cookies however you want.
Vanessa has created a fun easter decoration for our next activity - you can use these biscuits as part pf the display. Click here to find out more.
If you make these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!