Easter Biscuits

These biscuits are traditionally served at Easter and make a delightful change from chocolate. Although a little old fashioned in taste using mixed spice and currants, they never fail to delight children with spring inspired shapes representing new life. Being a secret cookie cutter collector myself, I was delighted to make use of my bunny and chick cutters. Kids love making these so roll, shape and bake the day away.

Ingredients:

150g butter

150g caster sugar

2 egg yolks

60ml milk

50g currants

350g plain flour

5ml (1 tsp) mixed spice

Glaze:

Egg white

30ml (2 Tbsp) caster sugar              

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Beat in the egg yolks.
  4. Add the milk and currants.
  5. Sift in the flour together with the mixed spice and mix to form a firm dough.
  6. Knead lightly on a floured surface until smooth.
  7. Roll out to approx. 0.3cm thick and cut into shapes using cutters of your choice.
  8. Place on baking trays and brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Cool on a cooling rack.

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