Superhero Biscuits

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Superhero Biscuits

Ingredients

100g / 8oz softened butter
75g / 6oz caster sugar
1 large free-range egg yolk
200g / 14oz plain flour, plus extra for flouring
1 level Tsp. mixed spice
1 level Tsp. ground cinnamon
2-4 Tbsp. milk

Icing
250g / 9oz icing sugar
about 2 Tbsp. cold water
different coloured food colouring

Method

Preheat the oven to 180˚C / 350˚F / Gas 4.

Lightly grease two baking trays lined with baking parchment.

Measure the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg yolk.

Sieve in the flour and spices and add enough milk to give a fairly soft dough.

Bring together, using your hands.

Knead the biscuit dough mixture lightly on a lightly floured work surface.

Using a rolling pin roll the dough out to a thickness of 5mm.

Cut out your using a plain round cutters.

Place the biscuits on the prepared baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

Remove from the oven and lift on to a wire rack to cool.

To make the icing, mix the icing sugar with one to two tablespoons of water, adding it a little by little, until you have a relatively stiff but smooth icing.

Divide the icing into separate bowls and mix in food colourings of your choice, until you achieve the desired shade.

Spoon a little icing into a piping bag and pipe the outline of your decoration on to your biscuits. Once they have had a chance to dry a little, fill in the design. Use an icing tool or a cocktail stick to smooth out any lumps.

Allow the icing to set and then enjoy.

 

 Products Used

Colourworks 5 Piece Measuring Spoon Set
Colourworks Set of 6 Round Cookie Cutters
Colourworks Brights Purple Silicone-Headed Spatula with Soft Touch Handle
Sweetly Does It Icing Starter Set
Sweetly Does It Icing Modelling Tool Set
Sweetly Does It Silicone Paper Baking Roll
MasterClass Non-Stick 39cm x 27cm Baking Tray
MasterClass Non-Stick 46cm x 26cm Cooling Tray