Celebrate summer with ice lolly biscuits...
Is there anything more summery than ice creams and lollies? These cute ice lolly biscuits are a delicious playful twist, perfect to make with the kids!
To make the biscuits
1. Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer until creamy. 2. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined. Add the flour and mix at a low speed until a dough forms. Roll the dough into a ball, then cover in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. 3. Preheat the oven to 160°C/Gas Mark 2½. Cover a baking tray in parchment paper. 4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 3mm (¹/8in) thick. Use an ice lolly cutter to make lolly shapes. Carefully transfer the biscuit shapes onto the prepared tray. 5. Bake the biscuits in the oven for 12-14 minutes, then take them out and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the icing and decorate
6. To make the icing, put the egg whites into a bowl. Add the icing sugar and whisk, slowly at first, for about 5 minutes until you have a smooth paste. 7. Divide the icing into different bowls and add a few drops of colouring to each, leaving one for the 'chocolate' colour. Put the different icings into piping bags and snip a small hole in the end. Decorate your biscuits with the first layer of icing. 8. Turn the oven to its lowest setting, then put the biscuits onto a lined baking tray and dry in the oven for 10-15 minutes. 9. Once hardened, decorate with the 'chocolate' layer and sprinkles (if required), then leave to dry again.