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.
150g caster sugar
2 egg yolks
350g plain flour
5ml (1 tsp) mixed spice
30ml (2 Tbsp) caster sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180°C fan.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
- Beat in the egg yolks.
- Add the milk and currants.
- Sift in the flour together with the mixed spice and mix to form a firm dough.
- Knead lightly on a floured surface until smooth.
- Roll out to approx. 0.3cm thick and cut into shapes using cutters of your choice.
- Place on baking trays and brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool on a cooling rack.