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Mixed Spice & Cinnamon Marshmallow Hat Biscuits

20 Apr 2014

It's Easter time, and in my family that doesn't mean baking a Simnel cake, Easter bread or Hot Cross Buns, it means baking my Easter Hat biscuits, which have no relevance to Easter whatsoever. I first made these when I was about 8, hence the laminated recipe that's decorated with mishaped flowers and 'eggs', but they've remained a tradition in my family. These are particularly great to make with children because they're incredibly easy, cute and fun!


In case you can't read the above, you will need:
100g butter (unsalted or salted)
75g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
200g plain flour
A pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice
50g raisins
2-3 tbsp milk

Topping
1 egg white
Small amount of white icing
Large marshmallows
Strawberry laces
Caster sugar for sprinkling



Cream the butter and sugar together, then add in the egg yolk and mix well.


Add the flour, spices and salt to the mixture and mix with your hands to make breadcrumbs.


Add enough milk to bind your mixture into a soft but not sticky dough. I added about 3-4 tbsp myself, but start with 2 and keep adding more if needed.


Roll your dough out onto a floured surface, then take a circular cutter and cut to about a 2 inch diameter and 5mm thick. Place onto a greased baking tray and put into the oven for about 8 minutes at 180C (the recipe in the picture is not for Fan ovens, so use 180 not 200). Take your biscuits out and brush over your lightly beaten egg white. Put the biscuits back into the oven for 5 minutes, or until they are just about turning golden brown around the edges.



Mix a little icing sugar with some water in a bowl to form a standard glacé icing. Spoon a tiny bit onto the bottom of your marshmallows, and stick them onto the biscuits. For the finishing touches, take your strawberry laces, break them in half and tie them in a bow around the marshmallow. That's it!

I hope you enjoyed this little recipe from my 8 year old self! If you did, and want to browse through my other bakes then take a look at the RECIPE section of my blog. If you have any requests or questions then do let me know in the comment box.

6 comments on "Mixed Spice & Cinnamon Marshmallow Hat Biscuits"
  1. Love this tradition, it's so cute! I love how all families have their own way of celebrating things :)

    Happy Easter

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. It's lovely! Thank you Chloe, you too! Hope you've enjoyed the time off :)
      Imogen x

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  2. Immy these are utterly brilliant!! The barmy family recipes are always the best aren't they!?
    Emily xx

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    1. Thanks! Yes they definitely are! Currently browsing through more and more recipes to try...
      x

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  3. These are so cool I think I might try them for next year! I really like your blog! I just happened to stumble upon it today! Hope you had a great Easter! :) xx

    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!! I had a great Easter thanks, I hope you did too :)
      Imogen x

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