Baking

Easter Cookie Decorating with the Kids

April 18, 2014

I have another Easter baking post for you today. If you have little ones and wanted to do a fun Easter activity with them, then biscuit decorating is a great one. I baked a big batch of biscuits this morning and Jess, Lila and their little friend Freddie had lot’s of fun decorating them.

Freddie’s mum picked up loads of great decorations from Asda for them to use. I love writing icing as it’s a really easy mess free way for kids to do a little decorating without worrying about piping bags and mixing up icing in lot’s of different colours.

I baked some really simple biscuits in Easter themed shapes for them to use. (recipe at bottom of post)

We popped the decorations into silicone cake cases so they were easy for little hands to pick up.

They had loads of fun squeezing lots of icing onto the biscuits and mostly ate the decorations as they went along!

I used one of my favourite vintage tablecloths to make the table look a little more springlike.

All the kids really enjoyed using a bit of everything and this activity kept them happy and entertained for a good hour, so it was definitely a big success.

I didn’t really get a chance to take many pictures of the finished cookies, as they all got eaten very quickly! These are three that were left over at the end.

This is one of those activities that just about having fun and spending time together, what the finished article looks like really doesn’t matter.

Biscuit Recipe

You will need:

250g softened butter,

140g caster sugar,

1 egg yolk,

300g plain flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to around 180 degrees

Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until smooth.

Then add the egg yolk and mix.

Sift over the plain flour and mix.

Roll mixture out onto a floured surface, I roll them quite thinly.

Cut out your shapes and place on a baking tray.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

I’m going to be doing more regular posts on things I do with the kids as well as the usual fashion, lifestyle and beauty posts. I am after all a full time mummy and enjoy sharing some of the fun things we do. As it’s the Easter holidays I will be doing a few more kiddie posts over the next few days and things will be a bit more normal next week. xxx

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    April 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    So charmingly fun! This brings back many happy memories of decorating sugar cookies for Easter, as well as Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas, with my mom and siblings when I was little.

    ♥ Jessica

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