Fun party biscuits with colourful icing and a choice of sweet flavours.

  • Serves: 14 people
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 12 minutes
    • British
    • Vegetarian

    Party Rings

    Recipe Information

    Ingredients
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    For the biscuit

    125g Softened Butter

    50g Icing Sugar, sieved

    1 tsp Vanilla Essence

    75g Ground Almonds

    150g Plain Flour

     

    For the icing

    300g Icing Sugar, sieved

    2 tbs Water Blue, Pink and Orange Food Colouring (Yellow, Green, Orange & Pink in the image)

    Method

    Mix the butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence together and then stir in the ground almonds and flour to form a dough – add a little more flour if the dough is too soft to handle.

    Wrap the dough in cling film or baking parchment and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/Gas Mark 4.

    Divide the dough into 2 and gently roll each portion out on a lightly floured work surface to 0.5cm thickness. Use a 6cm cutter to make rounds and a 2cm cutter to remove all the centres. Re-roll the dough trimmings and repeat.

    Place each ring onto a greased and lined baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until pale golden and just firm to touch. Leave to cool and then remove from the tray.

    Place the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually add the water, mixing well after each addition to form a smooth icing that is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

    Divide the icing between 4 bowls.

    Colour one portion of icing blue by dipping a cocktail stick into the blue food colouring and then swirling the cocktail stick into the icing, repeat if you want a stronger shade of blue.

    Repeat the process to make pink and orange icing (use a clean cocktail stick for each one). Leave the 4th portion of icing white.

    Split the quantity of biscuits into thirds, decorating 4 with the blue icing, 4 with the pink icing and 4 with the orange icing, then spoon and spread the icing over each ring with a teaspoon.

    Pipe or drizzle the white icing over each party ring and leave the icing to set before serving.

    Place the party rings onto a sheet of baking parchment before decorating to catch the icing drips.

    Vary the flavour by replacing the vanilla essence with almond or salted caramel essence.

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