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Spiced Easter cookies

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Spiced Easter cookies
Spiced Easter cookies
  • Makes: 36-48

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These biscuits make a welcome change from chocolate Easter eggs. Decorate them with coloured icing and they will appeal to both young and old.

Ingredients

For this Easter recipe you will need:
  • 100g (3oz) butter, softened
  • 200g (7oz) caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 300g (10oz) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 quantity of coloured icing

Why not make some carrot shaped cookies coated in orange icing too?

Method

  1. To make this cookie recipe, beat the butter and caster sugar together in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add the egg and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and mixed spice. Add to the butter mixture and mix thoroughly. Add 1 tsp cold water to bring the dough together if you need to. Wrap the mixture in baking parchment and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4. Line two baking sheets with baking
    parchment.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 4mm (in) thick and, using cookie cutters, stamp out shapes. Using a palette knife, lift the shapes carefully on to the baking parchment.
  4. Bake for 1518 minutes, or until lightly golden in colour. Allow to cool on a wire rack then ice, as liked.
Recipe taken from Cookies, Slices and Squares by Pippa Cuthbert and Lindsay Cameron Wilson (New Holland Publishers, 12.99)

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Al

Very nice cookies. Similar cookies that you can also try: http://eeasyrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-years-cakes_17.html Best regards!

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