Easter puzzle biscuits

These Easter cookies are so much fun to make, especially when you have little helpers in the kitchen to decorate them for you. Get the kids to show their creative side this Easter with fun colour and design on these sweet treats.
Easter puzzle biscuitsWoman's Day
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1.Preheat oven to slow, 150°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
2.In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and icing sugar together until pale and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Lightly fold in flour to form a soft dough.
3.Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into 2 discs. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill 15 minutes.
4.Roll each disc out between 2 sheets baking paper until about 4mm thick.
5.Using an 8 cm egg-shaped cutter (or an egg ring bent into shape), cut out biscuits. Cut each shape in half, in a zigzag pattern.
6.Arrange biscuits on trays 1cm apart. Bake 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool on trays 5 minutes, before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
7.To make icing, sift icing sugar into a large bowl. Add butter and water, stirring to form a spreadable consistency. Divide into 3 bowls and tint with food colouring. Transfer icing to separate snap-lock bags.
8.Pipe icing around outline of biscuits to create a border. Flood with remaining icing to fill. Pipe on patterns, such as dots or stripes, using other coloured icing. Allow to set.

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