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Easy Kids Unicorn Biscuits

Create delicious, show-stopping unicorn biscuits perfect for a unicorn party or just as a special treat. 

How is lockdown treating you? There is no denying that this lockdown is much harder than the first. We are definitely struggling this time. The weather is a far cry from the glorious spring sunshine we enjoyed last year and I think we have lost some of our optimism from when it was a brand new situation. I'm also finding it harder to entertain the kids. I think they are just bored, it does seem to be home schooling, baking, crafting and a daily walk on repeat every week.

One of our favourite biscuit recipes to bake at home is my Valentines Heart Biscuits which we have also made into Reindeer Biscuits. The kids asked if we could make unicorn biscuits and after a frantic google search I said yes. I decided to use my fail safe Valentines Heart Biscuit recipe as a base and then top with ready to roll icing. You could make this healthier by only adding icing sugar rather than ready to roll icing sugar. 

If you follow me on Instagram then you'll know that I have a slight obsession with cookie cutters so it will be to no surprise that I have a unicorn one (or three!). A unicorn cookie cutter will absolutely make this task easier, you can find the same one that I used here

Now while the biscuits are one of my healthy treats and contain no refined sugar, the decoration is not. So this is not really ideal as an everyday food but it is perfect for unicorn parties or for a special treat. I decided to go with ready to roll icing, Cake Decor cake decorating pens and some sprinkles. It was really easy to decorate, you just need some icing sugar to act as the glue. I used the cake decorating pens to colour in the horns and to add eyes. I then added more icing sugar to create the sprinkle mane. 

These will last for a couple days in an airtight container, if they last that long!


Easy Kids Unicorn Biscuits

Ingredients For Biscuits

150g plain flour 
115g unsalted butter at room temperature
1/4 cup of maple syrup

Line a baking tray with grease proof paper. In a large bowl cream the butter with a mixer until its creamy. Add the maple syrup and mix further. Then add in the flour and slowly mix it with a wooden spoon or your hands whichever you find easier. If it seems a little sticky add in extra flour. Once mixed together transfer to a sheet of grease proof paper and roll out until the dough is the size of a pound coin. Using a unicorn cookie cutter cut out the dough into unicorns and transfer to the baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 fan for 6-8 minutes. You really need to keep an eye out as there is a fine line between ready and burnt! Allow to cool on a wire rack.

To Decorate the Biscuits

Ready to roll white fondant icing
Icing sugar
Cake decorating pens

Sprinkle some icing sugar onto a board or worktop and then knead the icing according to the instructions on the packet. Roll out the icing to about the size of a pound coin. Using a unicorn cookie cutter cut out a unicorn. Create an icing sugar paste by simply adding small drops of water to some icing sugar and mixing well until you get a thick icing. 

Add a small amount of the icing sugar paste to the unicorn biscuit then place the cut out fondant icing unicorn on top, pressing down gently. Once all biscuits have been covered in fondant icing, using a cake decorating pen, colour in the horn. Then using a black cake pen add some eyes. Finally using the icing sugar paste add some along the edge and then add the sprinkles to create a rainbow mane.

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