The Twinadoes wanted to bake something ‘Eastery’ this afternoon. I toyed with the idea of trying some hot cross buns because we do love them so, but in the end we went with something super easy and something very hands on. This is so easy even the non-bakers among us can manage, because there is actually no cooking involved at all!
Easy Easter Biscuits
What You Need:
If you don’t have all the goodies you’ll need in the cupboard (which you just might, go look now!) head on down to the local supermarket and pick up..
A packet of Marie Biscuits (or any other plain, oval shaped biscuits/cookies)
Sprinkles / 100′s and 1000′s
A set of piping bags and nozzles (you can get cheap disposable ones at the supermarket now, which actually wash and re-use really well).
What To Do:
Head back home and mix up some thick icing – just icing sugar and water for this – no butter as it stays too soft. You could add some lemon or orange juice for flavour.
Separate your icing into a few small containers and add a drop of colour to each one, mixing well. Put a spoon or two of icing in the piping bags – one for each colour. Alternatively you could by-pass the piping bags and just give a butter knife to spread the icing but piping bags are oh so much fun!
Set out your sprinkles in a shallow dish. Put out a large plate to decorate on and one for the finished product. Pass out the biscuits and then just breath through it while the kids make a huge mess!
When they are the done the kids will have consumed half of the icing and a couple of the biscuits. They will have 100′s and 100′s stuck to their eyebrows and bums. You will be wiping sticky sugary goop off the floor for weeks to come and you will need to send the kids outside to run off the incredible amount of sugar and artificial colouring they have just ingested. As well as all that – you should now have a plate full of colourful ‘Easter Egg Biscuits’.
This isn’t even remotely healthy (maybe even less healthy than all those chocolate eggs) and it is quite messy, but most importantly it is easy and fun.You could even have a go on your own when the kids are in bed and make masterpieces!