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Pretty Painted Easter Biscuits

We use paintbrushes to add the icing to our pretty painted Easter biscuits. These flower and butterfly cookies make such pretty teatime treat. This biscuit dough recipe is perfect for cutting shapes from, as it doesn't spread in the oven, so you can get really clear definition to your shapes.

 

We use paintbrushes to add the icing to our pretty painted Easter biscuits. These flower and butterfly cookies make such pretty teatime treat. Click through for a biscuit dough recipe that is perfect for cutting shapes from, and wont spread in the oven.

For the biscuits ...

220g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract (or other extract of your choice)
1 large egg
425g plain flour

Cream together the butter and sugar, add egg and extract, then sift in the flour and combine into a smooth dough. These biscuits will take about 8-10 mins to cook at 180C depending on their size.

 

We use paintbrushes to add the icing to our pretty painted Easter biscuits. These flower and butterfly cookies make such pretty teatime treat. Click through for a biscuit dough recipe that is perfect for cutting shapes from, and wont spread in the oven.

We mixed up runny icing by combining icing sugar and hot water, then coloured it using food colouring paste. Then we painted it on to our biscuits with small, clean paintbrushes. We found that we got the best results by covering our biscuits with a pale colour first, then while it was still runny adding tiny amounts of the darker colours where we wanted then.

 

We use paintbrushes to add the icing to our pretty painted Easter biscuits. These flower and butterfly cookies make such pretty teatime treat. Click through for a biscuit dough recipe that is perfect for cutting shapes from, and wont spread in the oven.

It really was a great way to spend an afternoon, and we love our painted biscuits.

 

We use paintbrushes to add the icing to our pretty painted Easter biscuits. These flower and butterfly cookies make such pretty teatime treat. Click through for a biscuit dough recipe that is perfect for cutting shapes from, and wont spread in the oven.

We plan to experiment with painting pastry next, to see if we can make colourful pies!

 

We use paintbrushes to add the icing to our pretty painted Easter biscuits. These flower and butterfly cookies make such pretty teatime treat. Click through for a biscuit dough recipe that is perfect for cutting shapes from, and wont spread in the oven.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Linda at Mixed Kreations

    These painted biscuits look so pretty, and I bet their really yummy! Almost too pretty to eat, I said almost

    April 19, 2017 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Those look awesome Sarah, like miniature works of art. They’re almost to gorgeous to eat, almost 😉

    April 19, 2017 at 9:20 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Michelle, it was a lovely relaxing way to spend an hour and they taste pretty good too 🙂

      April 24, 2017 at 10:56 am
  • Reply June

    O.M.G.! So adorable! My family loves to paint Christmas decorations together, so this recipe will be so awesome to do for Easter. Thanks for the lovely idea!!

    April 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thank you June, it would be a lovely technique to use on Christmas biscuits as well, in fact I think most of our biscuits will be getting the same treatment from now on 🙂

      April 24, 2017 at 10:52 am

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