Try out Gizzi Erskine's easy homemade Easter cookies

Easy to make and fun to decorate

This cookie dough is a fun mix which is ideal for rolling out and using cutters to create the cookie of your choice.


  • 90g Butter, softened
  • 100g Billington’s Golden Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 200g Plain Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Salt


Makes about 20 cookie cutters depending on the size of the cutter.

 Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale

 Beat in the egg and vanilla extract

Add the flour to the butter mix and mix until the dough is formed

 Wrap the cookie dough in cling and chill for at least one hour

Preheat the oven to 170 C/fan 150 C

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 0.5cm

Cut out the cookies and transfer to baking sheets

Roll up the trimmings and repeat stages above to make more cookies

Bake for 8 – 12 minutes until golden Remove and transfer to a cooling wire and leave until completely cool before decorating.

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