These sugar cookies are already decorated! I’ve incorporated soft sprinkles into the cookie dough before rolling it out and cutting it into Easter shapes. The effect means that they look like they are already decorated with pastel coloured spots.
Easter is fast approaching. It’s time to look past the commercial aspect of the season and think about the real reason for Easter and the sacrifices made. It’s time to think about new life.
Easter eggs represent new life and also symbolise the tomb in which Christ’s body was placed. Over the years Easter eggs have developed from painted bird’s eggs to chocolate eggs – and they’re everywhere! Easter eggs have been on the shelves of supermarkets since the beginning of the year. It seems as though it’s a little earlier every year, but I’d like to think that the normal savvy shopper can look past this consumerism and pause to think about the real meaning.
These chocolate bunny biscuits are as cute as can be. Add to that some white chocolate and coconut and you’ve got biscuits made in heaven.
It’s a basic biscuit dough, so feel free to use it for cut-out biscuits for all occasions. My son helped with these (he also helped eat some of the dough scraps that appear after you remove the cut out cookies!).
The shops are full of images of chicks and bunnies, too, because it’s all about new life.
One of my favourite things about Easter has to be Hot Cross Buns. These days they can be found in the Australian supermarkets from as early as January! Hot Cross buns are a delightful sweet breadroll traditionally filled with spices and dried fruit. You can find other varieties too – choc chip, mocha, white choc and cranberry. There’s a Hot Cross Bun flavour for everyone!
If son got his own way sultanas would be in everything he ate. They are a natural lolly for him – the natural sugars are concentrated in the drying process from grape to sultana. As a result he loves Hot Cross Buns, too. He helped me make some this morning, so here’s the recipe just in time for you to make for Easter.