Video recipe: Gizzi Erskine's Easter cookies

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  • Makes: 20

  • Prep time:

    (including 1 hr to chill dough)
  • Cooking time:

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Child friendly
  • Make in advance

Gizzi Erskine shows you how to make these easy biscuits in our step-by-step video recipe, plus fun decorating ideas for the kids.


For this Easter recipe you will need:
  • 90g butter, softened
  • 100g golden caster sugar (eg. Billington's)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ salt


  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until pale.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Add the flour to the butter mix and mix until the dough is formed.
  4. Wrap the cookie dough in cling and chill for at least 1 hr.
  5. Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C).
  6. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 0.5cm. Cut out the cookies and transfer to baking sheets.
  7. Roll up the trimmings and repeat stages above to make more cookies.
  8. Bake for 8-12 minutes until golden. Remove and transfer to a cooling wire and leave until completely cool before decorating.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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