Mothers Day Biscuits

Mothers Day Biscuits – makes about 40 biscuits depending on size of cutters used

200g butter, at room temperature

230g caster sugar

2 medium eggs

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

500g plain white flour

Required: baking parchment paper

To ice:

Roll out icing

Icing colour – Red, Purple, Blue, Yellow, Green

Icing sugar

Letter cookie cutters plus other shapes which are optional e.g. circles / butterflies / hearts

Edible glue to stick

Sugar decorations and Icing tools (Optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C (170 degrees C for fan oven) / 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric whisk until combined.
  3. Add one egg and beat. Then add the second egg and the vanilla extract and beat again.
  4. Finally beat in the flour at a low speed to mix. Once mixed form into a ball of dough with your hands.
  5. Put the ball of dough onto a work surface that you have dusted with flour.
  6. Roll out the dough to approximately ½ cm thick.
  7. Cut out shapes using the cookie cutters.
  8. Lift carefully onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
  9. Bake for 14-15 minutes until golden.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray.
  11. Divide the Roll out icing into 6 pieces and knead until it softens.
  12. To colour the icing put a small amount of colour onto the white icing and knead it in until it is well combined. (You should wear gloves when doing this!) Add more colour if necessary.
  13. Colour one piece pink using a small amount of red colour. Colour another piece purple, another piece blue, another piece yellow and finally another piece green. Leave the final piece white.
  14. Dust your work surface with icing sugar.
  15. Roll the icing out to a thin layer and cut out the same shapes that you used for the biscuits.
  16. Put a few dots of edible glue onto the biscuit. Lift the icing off the work surface very carefully and place on top of the biscuit.
  17. Decorate as you wish. I have used different cutters plus a stitching tool and silver and pearl balls.
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