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How to Make Easter Biscuits - Recipe and Instructions

Updated on February 19, 2022
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Imogen is from West Dorset in the UK. She loves to write about vegetarian food, nature, and the environment.

Easter Biscuits
Easter Biscuits | Source

Easter biscuits are quick and easy to make, and a delicious traditional seasonal treat. They can be eaten straight from the oven or stored in an airtight container for a few days.

They would make a great home-made Easter gift too: wrap some up in a pretty wax wrap, or in an airtight container, and decorate with a ribbon, for a change from the traditional chocolate Easter eggs.

This simple recipe guides you through making Easter biscuits step-by-step.

Roll out the dough, and cut out the biscuits
Roll out the dough, and cut out the biscuits | Source


  • 8 oz (200 g) butter, at room temperature
  • 6 oz (150 g) caster sugar
  • 1 egg, large
  • 14 oz (400 g) plain white flour
  • 4 oz (100 g) currants
  • pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) mixed spice
  • 4 tablespoons milk
Glazing the biscuits
Glazing the biscuits | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: 24 biscuits


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 deg C, 400 F, or gas mark 6, and prepare 2 large greased baking sheets
  2. In a large mixing bowl,cream the butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy.
  3. Separate the egg yolk from the white, and stir the yolk into the mixture. Keep the egg white for later.
  4. Fold in the flour, currants, spice and salt and mix all together. Add up to 4 tablespoons milk to bind the mixture together and to form a firm but soft dough.
  5. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick (1/2 cm). Cut out circles with a large fluted pastry/cookie cutter. This mixture should make around 24 biscuits.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes, then remove from the oven and, using a pastry brush, glaze each one with the leftover egg white, and sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Put back in the oven and cook for a further 3 minutes until golden brown. Take out and cool on a wire cooling rack.
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When is Easter this year?

In 2022, Easter falls on the weekend of 15-17 April.

15 April: Good Friday

17 April: Easter Sunday (Easter Day)

18 April Easter Monday

Easter moves around every year because its date is tied to the lunar calendar, a tradition that goes back to a time before the Gregorian calendar was adopted. Easter Sunday is always after the first full moon following the spring equinox on 21 March.

In 2022, the first full moon after 21 March is on Saturday 16 April, therefore Easter Sunday is on 17 April.

In the Christian calendar, Easter is also preceded by the 40 days of Lent, and the day before Lent is a feast day known as Shrove Tuesday - or Pancake Day! (See my article on How to Make the Perfect Pancake.)

© 2012 Imogen French


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