Decorated Cookies for Easter

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by Rebecca Lee

EASTER! Are you kidding? I’m still finding snap lock bags of leftover ham in my freezer!

If, like me, Easter has crept up on you like a creepy man in a bunny suit, here are 2x sugar filled ways to get in the spirit!

Note: if you are a sugar free household, look away now…

 

The Express Mum’s Guide to Easter Cookies

In the Northern Hemisphere, Easter is celebrated in Spring. It is a symbol of new life, and hence all the references to eggs and chickens and cute baby bunnies.

Originally I set out to find the perfect cookie recipe for cut outs to decorate, but it all seemed so labour intensive and aint nobody got time for that!

So, whilst rummaging through the pantry for a late night snack, I discovered- Milk Arrowroots. Voila! The perfect egg shape for decorating.

Below are the instructions to decorate the Arrowroots with Royal Icing.

Here is what you need:

  • A packet of Milk Arrowroot biscuits

  • A packet of Royal Icing mix (available at Woolies)

  • Food colouring

  • Sprinkles

  • Edible glitter and anything else you wish to decorate with

1.Royal Icing is made up of Icing mixture, egg white and lemon juice.If you intend to use a piping bag, you want the consistency like stiff peaks. Too runny and you will flood your biscuits, too thick and the icing will be dry and unspreadable.

2. If you cant find the packet mix in the supermarket, try this recipe from taste.com.au: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/27676/royal+icing

3. Split the icing into bowls and add a couple of drops of colouring to the desired shade

4. Go nuts decorating as you please. Allow the biscuits to set for an hour or so before consuming on/in or close to an area where children can burn off the sugar hit!

Bon Apetit!

Rebecca xx