Tesco: Easter Biscuits (makes 18)
200g of butter, at room temperature
200g of caster sugar
400g of plain flour
250g of royal icing sugar
Assorted food colourings
1) Place the butter in a large mixing bowl with the caster sugar. Using a wooden spoon beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg until well mixed, then gradually add the flour. Use your hands to bring the mixture together to a stiff dough. Gather into a ball and chill for 30 minutes.
2) Heat the oven to Gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Roll out the dough on a work surface lightly dusted with flour until it’s the thickness of a £1 coin. Using an oval cutter (or a cardboard egg-shaped template), cut out egg-shaped biscuits, using rolled out trimmings to make more. Place on baking trays and bake in the oven for 6-10 minutes, depending on size, until just golden brown.
3) Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the baking tray to cool completely.
4) To decorate, make up the icing as directed on the packet. Divide between 3-4 bowls adding a little food colouring to each bowl. Place the mixture into piping bags and decorate biscuits as liked – kids may like to use sprinkles or sweets too.