- For the cookies
- ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
- ½ cup superfine sugar
- 1 egg (large, beaten)
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 whole lemon lemon zest (finely grated)
For the cookies: heat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough. Roll out the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/2". Using chicken cookie cutters, (or a template) cut out shapes and place on the baking tray.
For the icing: sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl and beat in enough water to create a smooth, thick coating mixture. Place 1/4 of the mixture into a smaller bowl. Stir the yellow food coloring into the larger bowl and the orange colourin into the smaller bowl.
Carefully spread the yellow icing onto the cookies and leave to set.
Spoon the orange icing into a small piping bag and pipe the 'feathers' and 'beaks' onto the cookies. Attach the liquorice buttons for the 'eyes' with a dab of icing and leave to set.