Over Easter there’s always lots of sweets and chocolate on offer. We like to bake a few extra treats sometimes to go alongside the usual eggs. After my children saw a photo of someone else’s Easter bakes they reminded me that we hadn’t done any yet. So, this year we have made a few family favourites that the kids requested and tried a new recipe, something we have never made before.
Caiden likes to help bake biscuits so that is what we made first. We made a basic vanilla biscuit dough that could be rolled and cut with cookie cutters. I say we Caiden made them himself they are that easy. Our biscuits were iced and decorated by Caiden once cooled.
Basic Vanilla Biscuit
- 250g softened butter
- 140g sugar
- 1 egg
- 300g plain flour
- ½ tsp vanilla paste
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.
- Add the egg, vanilla and one tablespoon of flour. Beat quickly to combine.
- Sift the flour into the mix and combine well.
- Knead the dough together. It is now ready to roll out.
- Bake on a low-medium temperature for 15 minutes.
We also made a family favourite, Millionaire’s Shortbread. This is so nice one square is never enough. We prefer to use our favourite branded chocolate for the topping, but you could use any chocolate you like. Sometimes we marble milk and white chocolate together or add small sweets into the chocolate for the topping.
A new treat we decided to make and try was a recipe for Mini Egg Cookie Bars from Jane’s Patisserie. So simple to make and can easily be altered to include something other than mini eggs. This smelt amazing as it came out of the oven and tastes just as good. They are like a cross between a brownie and a cookie, I can’t tell you just how nice they are. I can’t see them lasting long, we will have to make another batch. I know this will become another family favourite. Love the fact that you can warm them in the microwave to serve with ice cream, lovely gooey dessert.