Team flag biscuits

Team flag biscuits

The biscuits don’t have to be England flags – the kids can decorate them in any of their favourite team colours. The un-iced biscuits will keep for a week in a tin. Once iced, eat the same day.

By , 21 September 2015
Team flag biscuits
  • Ready in: 90 mins
  • Serves: 18
  • Price: 16p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 54g serving contains
  • Fat med
    6.2g
    9%
  • Saturates high
    3.7g
    19%
  • Sugars high
    29.9g
    33%
  • Salt med
    0.2g
    3%
  • Energy 892KJ 213KCAL
    11%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1652kJ/394kcal.
Ingredients
  • 125g butter
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 200g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 450g royal icing sugar
  • Tubes of coloured writing icing
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/170C Fan/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with baking parchment. Put the butter and caster sugar in a bowl and mix until evenly blended.

  • Stir in the beaten egg yolk. Sift in the flour and salt, then mix with a round-bladed knife until the mixture forms clumps. Gather the dough together with your hands.

  • Lay the dough on sheet of cling film on a work surface. Cover with another sheet of cling film and roll out to a rectangle the thickness of a £1 coin. Remove the top sheet of cling film and cut the dough into rectangles.

  • Put the biscuits on the baking trays, leaving a gap between each one, then bake for 12-13 minutes. Leave to cool on the trays until hard then move to cool on a wire rack.

  • Put 75ml cold water in a bowl and add the royal icing sugar. Beat with a spoon for 5 minutes or until smooth. Spread over the biscuits using the back of a spoon and leave to set.

  • Decorate the biscuits with coloured writing icing.