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less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
Makes 24 biscuits
Get the kids baking with these simple biscuits. Let their imagination run wild with the icing!
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined.
Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.
Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.
Using biscuit cutters, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.
Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.
Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and set aside until the icing hardens.