Ingredients 10 Arrowroot biscuits
1 cup royal icing
1 packet of smarties
1 -2 drops of pink food colouring
1-2 drops of green food colouring
In a bowl add icing sugar and about 2 tablespoons of water. Mix until a thick icing forms. If it is really thin add a little extra icing sugar. If it is too thick to spread add a little extra water about 1 teaspoon.
Split the mixture into two bowls and add one to two drops of food colouring to each bowl. Choose any colour you like.
Two different colours of royal icing
Next take out the biscuits and spread on icing almost to the edges of the biscuits.
Some of the biscuits iced
Using the smarties add two of the same colour for eyes.
When all the biscuits have been iced, add icing colour number one to a zip lock bag in the corner, and squeeze the bag to remove all excess air.
Twist the bag to make sure all the icing is in the corner of the bag this makes it like a piping bag.
Carefully cut a small corner off the bag, making sure not to squeeze it too hard or the icing will come out quickly.
Pipe some icing across the the biscuit like a half circle to make a mouth, then do a dot in between the mouth and the eyes to make a nose.
Place biscuit into a container when finished and leave it to set. Continue until all biscuits have been made.
Biscuits before the icing sets
When set the biscuits will be hard on top.
Royal icing can also be used to decorate plain biscuits, just like these ones below. Just something simple to make them a bit more interesting.