The biscuit dough for these Graffiti biscuits is made using the rubbing in method, so Lowen and Rory were able to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in from the word go. I let them measure out the ingredients on the digital scales and left all the 'creative decisions' up to them. They decided they wanted heart shape biscuits, which they rolled and cut out themselves - hence every one is a slightly different thickness!
They then drizzled the three different colours of icing on (after a long deliberation over what colours to use) and left them to set. I think they turned out pretty good and they were so proud of themselves for making them all on their own!
This is a great recipe for getting the kids in the kitchen as they can be as adventurous as they want - changing the shapes of the biscuits, icing colours and also flavouring of the dough. We used lemon here but you could easily substitute for vanilla or cinnamon.
Back on Sunday with next weeks meal plan.
Easy biscuits for the kids to make
- 325g Plain Flour
- 150g Butter, cubed
- 125g Golden Caster Sugar
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 Egg, beaten
- For the icing
- 300g Icing Sugar, sifted
- Food Colouring
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180c and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.Step 2: In a bowl rub together the butter and flour until breadcrumbs form. Stir in the sugar, lemon zest, juice and egg. Bring together with your hands to form a dough.Step 3: Roll out to 1cm thick on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shape with biscuit cutters. Place on baking trays and bake for 12 minutes. Take out and leave to cool.Step 4: Make up the icing - if you want more than one colour split the icing sugar into different bowls then add the food colouring of choice and a few tsps of water at a time to get the right consistency. Drizzle over cooled biscuits.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 30