iced party biscuits

Party ring bicuits

Iced party biscuits

Difficulty:Easy

Time:30 minutes + 10 minutes baking + icing time

Serves:approx 15 biscuits

I got a new cookbook (James Morton: How baking works) recently so on yet another rainy afternoon we made these tasty iced party biscuits. They remind me of the classic party rings we had as a child and disappeared from the biscuit tin in record time so I think were a hit! It’s the first time for a while we had used icing to decorate biscuits but Hannah really enjoyed it.



Ingredients

50g caster sugar
100g softened butter
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour (plus extra for dusting)
25g cornflour

For the decoration
About 200g icing sugar
Food colouring

 

Method

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4

Line a baking tray with baking paper

 

 

Mix the biscuit ingredients together

Get your child to measure the sugar into a bowl. Weigh the butter, then cut into small pieces. While they are doing that separate the egg and add the yolk and the vanilla to the bowl.

 

  

Give your kid(s) a wooden spoon and get them to mix everything together until you have a soft paste.

 

Weigh out the flour and cornflour and then add them to your bowl. (Hannah was able to do this bit for us while Lewis was still mixing everything together – he’s a pro at mixing but still too little to help with the measuring.) Bring everything together until you have a nice dough. If it gets too stiff for the spoon, you can use your hands.

  

Make the biscuits

Lightly flour your work surface, pop your dough down then sprinkle with a little more flour. Get your toddler to roll out the dough until it’s the thickness of a £1 coin. They might need a little help to make sure they roll it evenly.

 

Using a large biscuit cutter, cut out circles and pop them on your baking tray. If you have a small cutter you can make them into rings by cutting out the centre – we kept them whole this time though as it’s a little simpler.

 

Squash any leftover bits back together and roll out again.

Put your baking tray(s) in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. They should be slightly firm to touch but not brown. Once done, leave them to cool on the tray.

Ice the party ring biscuits

Get your toddler to put some icing sugar and a few drops of food colouring in a small bowl. Add a little (really tiny amount) boiled water to the icing sugar and mix together until you have a smooth paste. You can do as many or few colours as you want – Hannah chose 4.

  

Decorate your biscuits with the icing. We found the easiest way was to drizzle it on with a spoon. We also tried making patterns with more than one colour – add a second colour on top and use a cocktail stick or something similar to spread it out into lines. To make the classic iced party ring drizzle the second colour across the biscuit in thin lines then draw the toothpick the other way.

Leave your iced party biscuits to set then enjoy! Store them in an airtight container.

Party ring bicuits Party ring biscuits

Party ring biscuits

Party ring biscuits are a classic bake that kids will love. An easy recipe to follow, even small children will be able to help bake these biscuits.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: biscuits
Servings: 15

Ingredients

  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 100 g softened butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 25 g cornflour

For the decoration

  • About 200g icing sugar
  • Food colouring

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4 and line a baking tray with baking paper.

    Mix the biscuit ingredients together

    • Measure the sugar into a bowl. Weigh the butter, then cut into small pieces. Separate the egg and add the yolk and the vanilla to the bowl.
    • Using a wooden spoon and get them to mix everything together until you have a soft paste.
    • Weigh out the flour and cornflour and then add them to your bowl. Bring everything together until you have a nice dough. If it gets too stiff for the spoon, you can use your hands.

    Make the biscuits

    • Lightly flour your work surface, pop your dough down then sprinkle with a little more flour. Roll out the dough until it’s the thickness of a £1 coin.
    • Using a large biscuit cutter, cut out circles and pop them on your baking tray. If you have a small cutter you can make them into rings by cutting out the centre – we kept them whole this time though as it’s a little simpler.
    • Squash any leftover bits back together and roll out again.
    • Put your baking tray(s) in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. They should be slightly firm to touch but not brown. Once done, leave them to cool on the tray.

    Ice the biscuits

    • Put some icing sugar and a few drops of food colouring in a small bowl. Add a little (really tiny amount) boiled water to the icing sugar and mix together until you have a smooth paste. You can do as many or few colours as you want.
    • Ice your party rings by drizzling the icing on with a spoon. We also tried making patterns with more than one colour – add a second colour on top and use a cocktail stick or something similar to spread it out into lines. To make the classic iced party ring drizzle the second colour across the biscuit in thin lines then draw the toothpick the other way.
    • Leave to set then enjoy! Store in an airtight container.
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