This is a fun bake recipe to make with kids, especially as it results in scrumptious biscuits as a reward for all the hard work! This is a recipe from my mums well worn, handwritten recipe book which we used to use every Easter when I was little to make these sweet treats. She was given this recipe in her school cookery lesson (way back when!) so I have no idea who I should credit this to- but they are a genius as these are simple and delicious! These are fun cut into Easter shapes. If you can find suitable biscuit cutters. Otherwise just traditional rounds are very classic.
227g plain flour
113g margarine or butter
113g caster sugar
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180C (or 160C Fan oven).
1. Rub the Margarine into the flour in a mixing bowl until the mixture resembles small breadcrumbs.
2. Add all of the dry ingredients and mix.
3. Beat the egg and add to the mixing bowl then mix well and press the ingredients together to form a dough.
4. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface until it is roughly 1/2 Cm thick (these biscuits are quite forgiving so if they end up a bit thicker or a bit wobbly- its ok).
5. Cut the biscuits into similar sized Easter shapes or rounds.
6. Bake for around 20 minutes or until golden (cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the biscuits so do keep an eye on them).
7. Put the biscuits onto a cooling rack and enjoy once they are at room temperature (or slightly warmer if you can’t wait!). These don’t really need decorating, other than a sprinkle of caster sugar perhaps. If you feel like getting creative, some melted chocolate patterns would look great (and it is Easter after all!).
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