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Shortbread Easter Egg Cookies by Kidspot

Posted on May 09, 2020 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs caster sugar

Icing

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 500g icing sugar
  • LorAnn Food colouring
  • Sugar decorations

Method

  • In a food processor, add the butter and sugar and process until combined.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and process until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt and stir to combine.
  • Add the flour mix to the food processor gradually until it is all mixed and a dough ball forms.
  • Shape this into a disk and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 160°C. Cover a baking sheet with baking paper and set aside.
  • Roll out the disk on a flour dusted suface using a rolling pin and roll it to a 5mm thickness. Dip your cutter into some flour and cut your shapes out, placing them on the tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until slightly golden. Leave to cool for 5 minutes on the tray and cool and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Icing
  • Using a hand mixer, mix the egg whites until frothy, add the lemon juice and gradually add the sifted icing sugar until fully combined.
  • Pour icing mixture into four bowls and colour each one with a touch of food colouring. Using a knife, spread half the icing over the biscuits. Pour the remaining icing into ziplock bags to use as piping bags and snip the tip off and decorate the iced biscuits. Add sugared decorations.

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Cheesy Bunny Crackers Recipe

Posted on March 04, 2017 by Lisa Moulden | 0 Comments

 

Cheesy Bunny Crackers or Biscuits

Like something more savoury than sweet when the hunger pangs hit and all you can see is chocolate at Easter time?  Then look no further than these Cheesy Bunny Crackers this Easter.  A great edition to jazz up a platter and seriously fab on their own.  You won't be able to stop at one that's for sure so you might want to cook a double batch straight up!

I used currants to decorate my little cheesy bunnies and I love how chewy and sweet the little currants are after being cooked.  YUM!  Writing about this is making me hungry for more.  Miss 3 helped me make them and decorate them oh and also eat them.  We will be making these again for Easter for sure.

The below recipe for Cheesy Bunny Biscuits is based on the recipe from Louise Fulton Keat's website and you can check it out here.  These delicious cheese crackers remind me a lot of a childhood favourite of mine, good ol' Cheds.

Mini Rabbit Cheese Crackers

INGREDIENTS

1¼ cups (175g) plain flour

¾ cup (60g) grated parmesan

½ cup (60g) grated cheddar

½ teaspoon paprika

125g butter, cut into cubes

½ - 1 tablespoon cold water

Sultanas, cut in half, or currants for decorating (to make eyes - optional) 

Sesame seeds to decorate the tail and body (optional)

METHOD

Place the flour, cheeses and paprika in the bowl of a food processor and whiz for a few seconds just until mixed. Add the butter cubes and ½ TBS water and process, turning on and off frequently, until the mixture starts to ball around the blade.  If the mixture is a bit dry add another ½ TBS water and pulse again.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead very lightly. Halve the mixture and roll out to 5 or 6mm thickness between 2 sheets of baking paper.  Place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.  

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.  Cut out shapes with a bunny-shaped biscuit cutter and place on the prepared trays.   You can re-roll and chill the leftover dough and repeat the cutting process until you have used it all.  Pop on the sultanas or currants on to make eyes and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Bake for about 8 minutes, until lightly golden and crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to a week (they won't last that long!).

Both of the cutters I used to create these bunny crackers are below.

Our mini rabbit cookie cutter is the perfect size for some bite sized super cute treats.

Mini Rabbit Cookie Cutter Cookie Cutter Shop Mini Rabbit Cookies - Cheese Biscuits - Cookie Cutter Shop Australia

And the star of the cheesy cookie show is our baby rabbit cookie cutter.  Not such a baby in size at 7cm wide.  Perfect size for crackers!

Cute Rabbit Cookie Cutter from Cookie Cutter Shop AustraliaRabbit Cheese Crackers Recipe Cookie Cutter Shop Australia

 

 

Posted in Cheese Crackers, Easter, Rabbit Cookie Cutters, recipe

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