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Shortcake Easter Egg Cookies

  • Serves 12
  • 20 mins to prepare
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Ingredients

  • 2 sheets ready rolled sweet short pastry

Baking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a baking tray.

Place the pastry on a clean bench or chopping board. Using an egg-shaped cutter, make 10-12 eggs. Place on the oven tray. Bake for about 15 minutes until lightly brown around the outside. Cool, then decorate with your preferred design.

Made in 20 minutes. Makes about 10-12.


Decorating Suggestions

Easter-Basket-of-EggsBasket of Easter Eggs:

Roll out white icing to about 3mm thickness. Cut out an egg shape to match the cookie. Carefully cut a handle and space in the centre to make a basket shape. Lightly brush the top edges of the cookie with a little melted jam. Place the white basket on the cookie. Pipe white icing around for a boarder. Roll out yellow icing to about 3mm thickness. Cut out small egg shapes and pile then into the basket. Add a few coloured pearls to decorate the handle.

Easter-Choco-EggEaster Choc Egg:

Spread the egg-shaped cookie with dark melted chocolate. Sprinkle with coloured (icing) pearls.

 

Easter-KoruEaster Koru:

Roll out white icing to about 3mm thickness. Cut out an egg shape to match the cookie. Lightly brush the cookie with a little melted jam. Place the white icing on top. Using black icing, pipe a koru shape onto the cookie. Alternatively, roll out black icing to about 3mm thickness. Using the point of a sharp knife and a koru-shaped template, make an icing koru to place on the cookie.

Easter-Polka-Dot-EggEaster Polka Dot Egg:

Roll out yellow icing to about 3mm thickness. Cut out an egg shape to match the cookie. Lightly brush the cookie with a little melted jam. Place the icing on top. Pipe pink or red icing dots on top.

Easter-Red-White-zigzagEaster Red & White Zig-Zag Egg:

Roll out black icing to about 3mm thickness. Cut out an egg shape to match the cookie. Lightly brush the cookie with a little melted jam. Place the icing on top. Roll out red and white icings to about 3mm thickness. Cut zig-zag patterns to decorate the black icing.

 


 

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