Having used Steenbergs Organic products for my delicious vanilla cupcakes I was left without a doubt that the lemon extract that I was about to use to make Easter biscuits for a play date would taste great, needless to say I was right! Ok, so it’s a little early to make Easter biscuits but when you have kids anything that keeps them busy and happy is a good thing.
We made a batch of cookies, some of which were then decorated with coloured icing, sugar strands and silver balls.
To make the biscuits you will need:
250g Caster Sugar
150g Softened Butter
450g Plain Flour
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
The grated Zest of one Lemon
1 Teaspoon of Steenbergs Lemon Extract
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees / 180 Fan oven
1. Cream the butter and sugar.
2. Add the eggs and beat until smooth then stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in the lemon zest and juice.
3. Lightly flour a clean work top and roll out the dough to approx. 6cm thick.
4. Cut out your shapes using shaped cutters and place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
5. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes then set aside to cool. They will harden as they cool so make sure you do not overcook them waiting for them to harden in the oven.
We made a few different coloured icings in separate bowls. In each we added a few heaped teaspoons of icing powder a drop of colour and a teaspoon of water. We added more icing powder / water until we had the consistency we wanted then the kids started to decorate their biscuits.
They enjoyed scattering the rainbow strands and silver balls on the biscuits and also munching on those that stuck to their fingers as they decorated.
The girls were very proud of their creations.