Video recipe: Gizzi Erskine’s Easter cookies recipe

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makes: 20
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 1 hr 10 min
Cooking: 12 min
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  • 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


    • Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.

    • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until pale.

    • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Add the flour to the butter mix and mix until the dough is formed.

    • Wrap the cookie dough in cling and chill for at least 1 hr.

    • Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C).

    • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 0.5cm. Cut out the cookies and transfer to baking sheets.

    • Roll up the trimmings and repeat stages above to make more cookies.

    • Bake for 8-12 minutes until golden. Remove and transfer to a cooling wire and leave until completely cool before decorating.

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