Festive iced biscuits

November 24, 2016 (Last Updated: November 14, 2018)
Festive iced biscuits

Making biscuit decorations is a great activity to do with kids: fill bowls with different coloured icings and toppings, and let them decorate and be creative. 

Festive iced biscuits

Serves: 30 decorations
Cooking Time: 30 mins



  • 200g butter
  • 100g castor sugar
  • 300g cake flour
  • a pinch of salt

  • 2 egg whites
  • ±500g icing sugar



Preheat the oven to 150°C. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.


Mix the butter and sugar together, and add the sifted flour and salt to form a biscuit dough.


Roll out the biscuit dough to 5mm thickness and cut out desired shapes using festive cutters. Place the cut-outs on the greased baking trays and bake until lightly golden and cooked through, 5 – 7 minutes.


Remove the biscuits from the oven. Immediately pierce the top of each biscuit with a skewer, to make a hole. When they are all pierced, place the biscuits on a wire rack to cool.


To make the icing, beat the egg whites to stiff peak stage and slowly add 15ml (1 tbsp) of icing sugar at a time, until you have a thick, glossy icing. Make sure it is of piping consistency; if it is a little thick, add a drop of water.


Place icing in a piping bag and pipe decorations. Thin the icing with a little water if you would like it to be runnier.

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