Easter is the perfect time to indulge in some baking. Try these easy sugar bikkies from Essential Kids for the children to decorate.
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 125g unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp sugar, extra, to decorate (optional)
- 500g pure icing sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 2-3 tsp lemon juice
- Food colouring
Preheat oven to 160C fan-forced.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl or food processor. Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Shape into a disc, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes to rest and firm up the dough.
Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the dough thinly to about 1cm thickness. Cut out shapes and place on oven trays lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with a little extra sugar, if desired.
Bake in oven for 12 minutes until cooked and lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool on trays.
To make icing, sift icing sugar and combine with egg white and lemon juice until you have the desired consistency. If the mixture is too runny, add extra icing sugar. Divide the mixture between smaller bowls and colour with your choice of food colouring. Use only a few drops of colouring.
Spoon coloured icing into zip-lock bags, close securely and snip a small hole in the bottom corner. Pipe designs onto the cooled bikkies.
Makes 32 egg-shaped bickies.