April fools day is the same day as Easter this year, so make these Easter 'Egg' cookies to trick the kids.


Ingredients (makes 25 cookies)

  • 1 cup Butter OR margarine
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 cups Plain flour, plus extra for the board when rolling out
  • Icing sugar
  • Water
  • Yellow food colouring

Method

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients together then add slowly to the butter mix until all incorporated
  4. Roll out on lightly floured board to desired thickness, and cut out egg shapes
  5. Bake at 160 degrees fan forced for approximately 7 -10 minutes or until light in colour and just golden around the edges
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Mix some icing sugar with a dribble of water to form a thin paste. Remove some and colour yellow with the food colouring
  8. Ice each biscuit in white, and then add a dollop of yellow to the middle and gently smooth until round like a yolk
  9. Allow to dry and the icing to set for a few hours

Notes... I didn't have an egg shaped cutter, so I just bent a metal egg ring into the shape I needed. They keep for up to 5 days in an air tight container

  • I like the fried egg look.

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  • Must be an old post as April Fool’s Day and Easter are quite far apart this year. Love the idea though. Very cute.

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  • I love this idea! If pushed for time, I reckon you could cheat and ice an arrowroot biscuit in the same way. Thanks for sharing the cookie cutter hack too!

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  • What a creative idea for Easter.

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  • How creative, I love this idea!

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  • I rather have a real fried boiled scrambled or pouched egg ;)


    • True, and it would be healthier too. I suppose the idea may be better than chocolate.
      You can buy natural food colouring. Not sure about the quantity of sugar. You may be able to reduce that.

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  • Very cute idea

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  • These look great.

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  • Looks good. Now to see if mine can look like that. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • Such a cute idea

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  • Very interesting idea , have never thought of this.

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  • Quite literally hey, thanks for sharing lol.

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  • Now that’s an eggselent idea.

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  • Such a good idea and we look forward to making these!

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  • Love your cookies,very clever!

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