Recipe for Classic Easter Cookies

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Baking has always been one of our favourite activities, and now that we have more free time than ever to devote to it we’ve really gotten into it! I am delighted Easter provides us all an excuse to celebrate, particularly since every day seems pretty mundane right now. Easter gives me an excuse to revisit my traditional recipe for Easter biscuits which I first created at school years ago; an Easter treat perfect for sharing among family members!

How to make Traditional Easter Biscuits Recipe: At first, mix the butter and sugar together before gradually mixing in egg yolk, nutmeg and lemon zest.

Mix together flour, currants and salt until they form a cohesive dough. Roll this out into a ball shape before covering with plastic wrap and placing in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill before taking further steps.

Preheat the oven to 160 deg (180degC). Prepare at least two baking sheets by lining with baking parchment.

Place a sheet of baking parchment on your worksurface, lightly flouring both it and a rolling pin, divide your dough into two equal parts and roll out one portion to approximately 0.5cm thickness before cutting out as many biscuits with a 6-cm fluted biscuit cutter as possible before repeating this process with the second part of dough.

Place on baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes, rotating halfway through. Halfway through baking remove from the oven and lightly brush each biscuit with egg white before finishing up by topping each with some caster sugar sprinkles.

Remove from the oven when they have reached a beautiful golden hue and allow to cool slightly before moving to a wire rack for cooling entirely.

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