Serves: 30 / Preparation time: 20 minutes / Cooking time: 20 minutes
Preheat oven to 200°C, 400°F, gas mark 6.
Soften the butter and place in a large bowl with the caster sugar. Beat until smooth. Add the flour and beaten egg to make a dough.
Gather the dough into a ball. Place on a lightly floured work surface and roll out to 1cm (1/2in) thickness.
Using a cutter or templates cut from thick card, cut out Easter egg and chick shapes. Place on a lightly greased baking tray. Cook for 10–15 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Add 15ml (1tbsp) water to icing sugar to make up icing to pouring consistency. Divide the icing between bowls and add colouring. Coat biscuits. Reserve a little icing for decoration in covered bowls. Leave iced biscuits to set for half an hour then decorate with any pattern you fancy.
- This recipe has one or more red traffic lights. It's fine to eat occasionally or as a treat.