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A great Easter treat that will not only serve as gorgeous decoration but also so scrumptious.

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


  • 125g butter, softened
  • ½ cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups (225g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Black ready-to-roll icing, to decorate

Royal icing

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

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  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 egg 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

    Use a little food colouring to tint half the icing yellow. Spread biscuits with yellow icing. Set aside to set.
  5. Step 5

    Tint half of the remaining icing yellow and place in a piping bag fitted with a 1mm plain nozzle. Pipe wings and feathers on the biscuits. Tint the remaining icing orange. Place in a clean piping bag fitted with a 1mm plain nozzle. Pipe beaks and feet on the biscuits. Use ready-to-roll icing to make eyes. Set aside to set.