Iced Easter biscuits

Iced Easter biscuits

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Perfect for spring and Easter celebrations, our iced Easer biscuits recipe offers a delightful blend of traditional flavours and fun. Whether you are making adorable bunny shapes or decorating egg-shaped biscuits, each biscuit will bring you everything you need, in flavour as well as texture. They are easy to make, allowing kids to join in on the decoration as well, and they make a beautiful display.


  • Cut butter into small cubes and crumble it into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Mix in sugar, vanilla, and salt.
  • Add egg and syrup, then form the dough into a ball.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and chill it in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (conventional oven).
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out 10-12 biscuits.
  • Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper – use a palette knife to transfer them.
  • Bake the biscuits for 12-14 minutes. Allow them to cool on a wire rack.
Icing and decorating
  • Mix egg white and icing sugar to form a thick icing.
  • Divide the icing into different bowls and mix it with different food colourings.
  • Transfer half of each coloured icing portion into one piping bag each and snip a small opening.
  • Use a spoon to fully cover the biscuits with coloured icing, and use the icings in the piping bags to make dots or other details.

It is important to get the right texture for the royal icing. It needs to be thicker than you might think, but if it is too thick to work with, add one drop of water at a time and mix until you get the desired texture. When you have a thick icing, you can make 3D-like decorations on top and it gives you a deliciously thick mouthful of sweet icing with each bite.


To get a more even edge on the background colour of the icing, use a piping bag. Pipe a fine line by the edge of the biscuit, tracing the shape with a little room to the edge so you can see the baked biscuit underneath. Then fill in the traced icing, using a meat skewer or the like to punctuate any air bubbles and divide everything evenly. After this, you can pipe your colourful dots on top.


Before baking, you can make a small hole at the top of each biscuit, allowing you to trace a string, silk ribbon, or the like through the hole after baking. This way, you can make beautiful birch branches to hang your iced Easter biscuits on. You can also hang chocolates or other candies, painted eggs, or the like. It is a fun Easter decoration to place at home in a vase or ideal to give as a gift to the host when you are invited to an Easter dinner.


Cold butter
125 g
Wheat flour
275 g
Cane sugar
125 g
Vanilla sugar
2 tsp
Light syrup
1 tbsp
Easter-themed cutters, e.g. eggs, bunnies, chicks
empty unit
Egg whites
50 g
Icing sugar
Food colourings, e.g., green, blue, yellow, pink
empty unit

Enjoy our festive colourful iced Easter biscuits

Our colourful iced Easter biscuits are adorned with bright colours and Easter motifs. The buttery and flaky crisp biscuits serve as an ideal canvas for the sweet, vibrant, and smooth royal icing, promising a delightful treat that balances traditional flavour with a creative touch of Easter whimsy. Enjoy making and decorating these biscuits together as a family as much as savouring them and letting them bring a burst of colour and joy to your Easter table.

Easter bunny biscuits

Bunnies are almost synonymous with Easter, and with bunny cutters, you can create adorable bunny-shaped Easter biscuits that will undoubtedly be a hit with both children and adults. The simple yet iconic shape provides a fun base for a variety of decorative ideas, from using white icing to mimic fluffy bunny fur to adding tiny details like eyes, noses, and perhaps a little bowtie or tail with coloured icing. You can also go with a colourful background and colourful specks of small dots. Regardless, Easter bunny biscuits add a playful element to your Easter festivities and are a must-have when you plan your Easter menu. For other bunny-shaped treats, try our adorable Easter bunny cake or quark bunny biscuits.

Easter egg biscuits

Nothing says Easter more than eggs, which is why you, of course, have to make Easter egg biscuits, too! Their rounded shape is the perfect canvas for decorating them as Easter eggs, either piping small dots or making lines, waves, and zigzag patterns to create dynamic, colourful eggs. You can use the same cookie cutters to make chicks, too, piping half the biscuit as a white eggshell and the other half like a cute yellow chick peeking out from the shell. Perhaps you also want to try these giddy fried egg-shaped Easter biscuits.

Decorated with colourful royal icing

The colourful icing is what takes these biscuits to the next level. It does not take much creative flair to make beautifully iced Easter biscuits, as you do half the work with the cookie cutters and this specific icing. Royal icing is the perfect choice for decorating biscuits. Its characteristic thick consistency allows for detailed piping with a smoothness that lets you create intricate designs with precision. Once set, it dries to a hard, smooth finish, adding a slight crunch that makes a pleasant contrast to the crispy yet crumbly and tender biscuit beneath. It also makes sure that your design stays where it should and does not smudge as it dries.

Make them your own

Iced Easter biscuits are not limited to bunnies and eggs. Make a different shape by using other cutters or a sharp knife to cut in freehand. The sky is the limit when it comes to shapes and designs, so let yourself loose and create a masterpiece of flowers, circles, chicks, Easter lambs, and much more. Decorate with royal icing in different colours and patterns to complete the colourful spring presentation. If you want to adjust the flavour, you can add a bit of lemon zest, lime zest, or orange zest to the dough to give the biscuits a zesty touch to balance the sweet royal icing.