If you're afraid of food colouring, or the colour pink, I would look away now. This is one sugar filled, bright pink post. I really love the taste of simple vanilla sugar biscuits, but they can look a bit boring. So I decided to go a bit crazy with the food colouring, a make up brush and a packet of icing and just create some fun, abstract watercolour-esque biscuits. I'm all about the abstract food art lately.
For this simple recipe, you need butter, and his best friend, sugar. There is nothing healthy about this recipe. The ingredients are:
1 cup of butter, 1 cup of sugar, 3 cups of plain flour, 1 egg, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. And food colouring if your choice (obviously!).
Add the sugar and butter and cream together. Then add the egg and vanilla, beating in gently. Add in the flour and salt gently and form into a firm dough. Refridgerate for about 1 hour. Then get your food colouring out! I chose pink, you might not be able to tell.
Then, get a brush (mine was a totally washed MAC brush, don't worry) and start painting with the food colouring! Put the biscuits in the oven for about 20 minutes at 200 degrees until golden brown. While waiting for them to cook, tidy your kitchen (or just email this photo to your super tidy, super-organised baker husband at work to give him a heart attack).
I also did some painting on biscuits that I had iced, just to add to the sugar!
Then, serve! Fun, ridiculously pink, super sugary biscuits. Enjoy!