Iced Biscuits

Iced Biscuits

You will not believe how easy it is to make these biscuits…yes, really, there are only four ingredients (five once they’re iced!) They’re great to make and store really well so are perfect if you get any unexpected visitors. That’s if they last that long that is; they’re a fab thing to make with the kids as they’ll really enjoy cutting out the dough, not to mention icing them once they’ve baked.

If you want to make a batch, here’s how – you will need:

  • 240g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons almond essence
  • 270g plain flour
  • Icing sugar

 

  • Mixing bowl
  • Metal dessert spoon
  • Scales
  • Cookie cutters
  • Baking tray, lined with baking parchment
  • Cooling rack
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin

 

  1. Mix together your softened butter, sugar and almond essence in a mixing bowl, crunching the sugar against the side of the bowl with your spoon
  2. Add your flour and gently work into a ball
  3. Wrap your cookie dough and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  4. Roll your dough out onto a lightly floured board until it is the thickness of a £1 coin and cut out your biscuit shapes with your cookie cutters
  5. Put your biscuits onto a lined baking tray and bake in the oven (Gas Mark 4/180 degrees Celsius) for 6-9 minutes. You’re looking for the biscuits to be set but not browned
  6. Leave to cool fully
  7. Mix your icing sugar with a splash of water to make your icing (you want this to be a thick, relatively stiff consistency
  8. Pipe your icing onto your biscuits and leave to set
  9. Store in an airtight container until you’re ready to eat them…assuming there are any left after you’ve finished icing them

If you’re not a big fan of icing, you could eat the biscuits plain, or how about covering or dipping them into melted chocolate? Yum!

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