This is similar to the previous recipe, however, avoiding the currants and decorating the biscuits once cooked!!! They make gorgeous little treats for an Easter tea party with friends.

what you need:

  • 85g butter
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 170g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1egg beaten
  • dash of milk
  • measuring scales
  • large mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • electric whisk
  • wooden mixing spoon
  • rolling pin
  • easter shape cookie cutters
  • ready to roll icing
  • writing icing tubes

what to do:

  1. preheat the oven to 190c
  2. add the butter and caster sugar to the bowl and blend together
  3. add the lemon zest, plain flour and mixed spice, and give it all a good stir
  4. whisk the egg, and pour into the mixture gradually stirring as you go
  5. mix to form a soft dough, adding a dash of milk to help bind the dough if too dry
  6. roll out onto a floured surface
  7. using the cookie cutters cut the different Easter shapes
  8. place in oven for 10 minutes
  9. remove from oven and leave to cool
  10. once cooled roll out the icing, and using the cookie cutters cut the shapes to match you biscuits, then decorate with the writing icing tubes for pretty effect!!!

into a little dream adventure…

  • play simple maths games with your child, asking them, for example, to find you 3 bunny biscuits and add 2 egg biscuits, what does that make??? and get them to practise writing the number down, with assistance if need be. You can do this with simple subtraction also…
  • write a list of all the things your child can think of that reminds them of Easter, ask them to draw a picture or create a story using the given words…
  • with a group of children, go round the group asking them to say one sentence about Easter, that links to the previous, write it down and then relay what they’ve said!!! these make pretty entertaining stories…