Fairy Flower Biscuits

I’m starting to think of food I can serve at Miss E’s 4th (she’s not turning 4 really – I won’t let it happen!!) In the case that it does happen, today’s recipe is something I’m thinking of baking for it.

Fairy Flower Biscuits
You’ll need…
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75g unsalted/salt reduced butter, softened
1 lemon
25g light brown sugar
3 tablespoons of honey
1 egg
175g plain flour
3 tablespoons of caster sugar
Food colouring of your choice

You’ll also want to have on hand: baking trays and baking paper, flower cookie cutters and cling wrap.

  • Preheat your oven to 180oC
  • Stir your softened butter until it is nice and creamy. Use a fine grater to grate the rind from your lemon
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  • Combine the butter, honey, grated lemon and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth
  • Separate the egg yolk and white. Keep the white aside for later, add the yolk to the butter mixture
  • Add the flour and gently squeeze together to form a dough. Turn out on to sheet of cling film and wrap it up
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  • Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Pop the caster sugar into a small bowl and drop in your food colouring. It will clump up so you’ll need to squash it around and work it through with the back of a spoon. Keep adding until you get the right colour. I split the caster sugar so I could have two seperate colours. Set aside and allow to dry out
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  • Once the dough is chilled, dust a rolling pin and a clean benchtop with flour
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/2cm thick. Cut out your flowers using the cookie cutters
  • Gently pop onto a lined baking tray. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with your coloured sugar
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    This is sous chef Miss E’s idea of decorating with sugar. I’m pretty sure there is still JUST more dough than sugar!
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  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack
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    You can see that I also made cut-out biscuits using a large cutter and a smaller one that fit inside. The dough is quite delicate so it is quite fiddly getting the cut outs to work. I think the whole little flowers cuter, and much less work, so it’s up to you! These would also be great little Christmas tree or Christmas star cookies!
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    Comments

    1. These look like a fun school holiday idea with Miss 5… I’ll have to give them a try 🙂

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