Easter offers lots of fantastic opportunities for families to have fun and get creative together. If you’d like to try some Easter baking with the kids, here’s a great recipe that’s perfect for children and adults alike. Make these easy Easter biscuits for scrummy, non-chocolatey treat.
You will need:
This easy Easter biscuit recipe requires just a few store cupboard ingredients. Depending on the age and personality of your little ones, you might want to weigh these out first so that they’re ready to mix, or alternatively you could encourage the kids to help weigh and measure the ingredients. Here’s the basic biscuit dough recipe:
- 300g plain flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 150g butter
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In addition, you’ll need some cookie cutters to cut your dough into perfect shapes. Egg-shaped cutters work really well, or you could opt for other seasonal shapes like bunnies, chicks or flowers.
Finally, to decorate your Easter biscuits you can choose the icing and other decorations of your choice.
This is a recipe that the kids can easily get involved with. Don’t worry if you’re not a whizz in the kitchen – this really is easy Easter baking! Get the little ones to wash their hands before they start, and put on aprons. If you have a kitchen table or other easily accessible surface, set out all the ingredients and utensils so that they’re within reach.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C (160C if you have a fan oven).
- Put your flour and sugar together into a large mixing bowl.
- Chop the butter into small cubes, and add it to the bowl. Use your (clean) fingertips to rub the butter into the dry ingredients, until you have a sandy, crumbly mixture.
- In a separate container, beat the egg with a whisk or fork, add the vanilla, then pour them into the crumbly biscuit mix.
- Time to get your hands dirty again! Knead the ingredients together until you have a Playdough-like dough.
At this point, it’s time for a short break. The dough needs to rest, so an adult can wrap it with cling film and put it in the fridge for about 15 minutes, while the kids wash their hands and get down for some play time.
- When the dough is chilled, prepare a clean surface by sprinkling flour on it, to stop the biscuits from sticking.
- Roll out your dough with a rolling pin until it’s about the thickness of a £1 coin, then cut out your cookie shapes, placing them on a greased baking tray or baking sheet.
- Repeat the process with the leftover dough, until it’s all used up.
- Bake your easy Easter biscuits in the pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes, then cool them on a wire rack.
Now, the real fun begins! When the biscuits are cool, the children can decorate them however they like. We love this quick, simple and fun Easter recipe, and we’re sure the family will love it, too.
Of course, sweet treats should be enjoyed as part of a healthy and balanced diet. Find out more about our healthy eating policy for children at Toad Hall Nurseries, and see what’s on the menu for your child in the coming weeks.