Fireworks Biscuits

This week we rustled up some firework biscuits, they are so easy to make and it's likely you already have the ingredients in your cupboard if you wanted to recreate this recipe. Emily actually made the biscuits all by herself, she just needed a little help getting the biscuit dough off the table, as she always messed the shapes up a little when she was trying to pick them up. Emily picked out a star cutter and also a circle one. I was a little bit disappointed that some of the biscuits caught in the oven but sometimes these things just happen, don't they.

200g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
400g of plain flour

how to
Heat the oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
Put the butter into a bowl, and beat it until it is soft and creamy.
Beat in the sugar, then add egg and vanilla before finally adding the flour to make a dough. If the dough feels a little bit sticky, add in a little bit more flour and knead it. 
Roll the dough out until it's about the thickness of two £1 coins, make sure you are using a floured surface to avoid sticking.
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, and then leave to cool on a wire rack.

Once the biscuits had cooled, we used some vibrant coloured icing to ice them. The girls requested green, pink and orange. Isabelle loved scooping up the icing onto a spoon and watching it slowly drip onto the biscuits. Once they were satisfied with the amount of icing they had put onto the biscuits they then added some sprinkles and edible glitter.

I think that the biscuits turned out really well. it was just a shame that the icing was a little bit too runny as the colours seemed to merge together, rather than sitting on top of each other. Emily was really happy with the way they turned out, and they tasted pretty good too!

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