A guide to making nature themed biscuits #HarveysSummer

We made some lovely nature themed biscuits, leaf shapes and snails. The colours didn’t come out very well, next time I’ll try gel colours! But you get the idea. I love the inspiration that can come from certain themes. We cut leaf shapes with a knife and rolled up sausages to make our colourful snails. 

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You may remember a few weeks ago I shared a fantastic Summer Holiday workbook that Harveys Furniture have create to inspire families to get creative, you can see the workbook here. They tasked me to make something creative with a nature theme and instantly I thought of leaf shaped biscuits, it is nearly autumn after all and they are good shapes for biscuits! 

Nature themed biscuits
Serves 20
A delicious biscuit that snaps with a crunch.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 250g unsalted butter, softened
  2. 275g caster sugar
  3. 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
  4. 450g plain flour
  5. 2 tsp baking powder
  6. 3 types of Food colouring, I used red, yellow and green
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, blend butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add the lighted whisked eggs and blend until combined.
  3. Sift in the flour and baking powder, blend for a couple of minutes until mixed into a dough.
  4. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (gas mark 3).
  6. Line a couple of baking sheets with baking paper.
  7. Split dough into three.
  8. Mix the food colouring with the three bits of dough, using your fingers.
  9. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin.
  10. Cut leaf shapes with a knife.
  11. Roll out sausage shapes and spiral together to make the snails back, then add another sausage at the bottom for the snail.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes.
  13. Leave to cool and eat. Yummy!
Notes
  1. Use gel colouring as the usual food colouring I used did not take very well, as you can see.
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