Chick Biscuits

Check out this easy decorating guide on how to make your own Chick Biscuits for your Easter dessert table. Just cover your biscuits in yellow icing, add the beaks and feet using our Coloured Writing Icings and finish by popping Edible Eyes on top!

Here's What You'll Need To Make 24:

Here’s a cheeky tip: Instead of purchasing all the biscuit ingredients, you can just buy a pack of your favourite ready-made biscuit mix from your local supermarket or a pack of ready-made round biscuits!

For the biscuits:

  • 175g Salted Butter
  • 250g Plain Flour (save some extra for dusting)
  • 100g Icing Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk

For Decorating:

Here's What You'll Do:

Bake your biscuits:
  1. Cut your butter into small cubes. Tip the butter, flour and a pinch of salt into a food processor. Blend the ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs and the butter is well mixed in. Add the icing sugar, egg yolk and 2 tsp cold water to the mixture, and blend again until the mixture starts to clump together (If the dough looks too dry add in 1tsp of water, but try to avoid adding any more, as this will make the biscuits tough).
  2. Bring the mixture out onto a work surface and squash everything together to make a ball of dough and the mixture is even thoroughly. Wrap in cling film, pat into a flat disk and let the dough chill for about 30 mins. While the dough is prepping, pre-heat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Dust your work surface with flour.
  3. Unwrap your dough and roll it out to about 3mm on top of the dusted surface. Now, either using a cookie cutter or cutting guide, stamp out as many round shapes as you can. Squash the scraps of dough back together, reroll and stamp out a few more.
  4. Arrange the shapes over the trays and bake for 18-20 mins, until just golden. Leave to cool on the tray for 10 mins, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Time to Decorate:
  1. Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl and add 2-3 tbsp water until you get a smooth mixture that is thick but just pourable. Add in your Yellow Food Colouring and mix until the colour is evenly distributed. 
  2. Once your biscuits have cooled completely, using a spoon, spread the yellow icing over the biscuits right up to the edge of each biscuit. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Take your Edible Eyes and put a pair on each of the biscuits. Finally, take your Orange Writing Icing tube and draw in the chick’s beak and feet and you’re done!

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