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After Easter baking ideas for the kids? This carrot biscuits recipe is the answer. Colourful and crunchy, they’re guaranteed to be an absolute hit.

  • Makes24
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + cooling, setting & 30 mins chilling time
Carrot biscuits

Ingredients

  • 125g butter, softened
  • ½ cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups (225g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

Royal icing

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1½ cups (240g) pure icing sugar
  • Orange food colouring
  • Green food colouring
  • Yellow writing icing

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl until just combined. Add the flour and vanilla. Beat until the mixture just comes together. Turn onto a floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to chill.
  2. Step 2

    Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until 3mm thick. Cut carrot shapes from the dough and place on the lined trays. Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 mins or until light golden. Cool completely.
  3. Step 3

    To make the royal icing, whisk the egg white and lemon juice in a bowl. Gradually add the icing sugar, stirring after each addition until a thick paste forms.
  4. Step 4

    Divide icing into 2 portions. Use a little food colouring to tint 1 portion orange and 1 portion green. Spread the orange and green icing over the carrot biscuits. Set aside to set.
  5. Step 5

    Tint the remaining orange icing a shade darker. Place in a piping bag fitted with a 1mm plain nozzle. Pipe lines over the carrot biscuits. Decorate carrot tops using writing icing. Set aside to set.

    Carrot biscuits

    Carrot biscuits
    • Makes24
    • Cook time15 minutes
    • Prep time30 minutes, + cooling, setting & 30 mins chilling time
    Ingredients
    • 125g butter, softened
    • ½ cup (110g) caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1½ cups (225g) plain flour
    • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

    Royal icing

    • 1 egg white
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1½ cups (240g) pure icing sugar
    • Orange food colouring
    • Green food colouring
    • Yellow writing icing
      Description

      After Easter baking ideas for the kids? This carrot biscuits recipe is the answer. Colourful and crunchy, they’re guaranteed to be an absolute hit.

      Method
      1. Step 1

        Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl until just combined. Add the flour and vanilla. Beat until the mixture just comes together. Turn onto a floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to chill.
      2. Step 2

        Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until 3mm thick. Cut carrot shapes from the dough and place on the lined trays. Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 mins or until light golden. Cool completely.
      3. Step 3

        To make the royal icing, whisk the egg white and lemon juice in a bowl. Gradually add the icing sugar, stirring after each addition until a thick paste forms.
      4. Step 4

        Divide icing into 2 portions. Use a little food colouring to tint 1 portion orange and 1 portion green. Spread the orange and green icing over the carrot biscuits. Set aside to set.
      5. Step 5

        Tint the remaining orange icing a shade darker. Place in a piping bag fitted with a 1mm plain nozzle. Pipe lines over the carrot biscuits. Decorate carrot tops using writing icing. Set aside to set.