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ICED GEMS

Everyone at Sorted remembered these little sugary biscuits from our childhood... but we didn't even know you could still buy them. We grabbed ourselves a bag and were massively disappointed. They weren't what we remembered so we set out to fix that!

INGREDIENTS

STEP-BY-STEP-GUIDE

PREHEAT OVEN

Preheat an oven to 180°C.

MIX BUTTER, FLOUR & SUGAR

Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir the sugar through the mix.

FINISH THE BISCUIT DOUGH

Beat the egg in a small bowl and add to the biscuit dough with the golden syrup. Press together until you have one smooth cookie dough.

CHILL AND ROLL OUT

Sandwich between two sheets of greaseproof paper and chill for an hour. Roll to the a thickness of 1/2cm between the two sheets.

CUT AND BAKE

Cut circular biscuits 2cm across and transfer to a lined baking tray. Bake for 6 minutes, then rest for a while before moving to a wire rack to cool.

MAKE THE ICING

Beat the royal icing in a bowl with the water for 4-5 minutes until you have stiff peaks. Divide the icing between 4 bowls and add a drop of a colour to 3 of them.

ADD THE ICING

Place the icing into piping bags with star nozzles and pipe small blobs onto each biscuit.

LEAVE TO SET

Leave to set at room temperature before piling them onto a serving platter and allowing guests to help themselves. Makes 40.