I hope you have all had a joyous day celebrating Easter – the holiday, the gift of grace that it affords us through Christ’s resurection, and family. We’ve had the joy of having family visiting and creating memories with the kids. Yeah for grandparents!
Several years ago I found this recipe for decorating Easter eggs in a “Family Fun” magazine. For creative and fun family activities check out: http://familyfun.go.com/. For an easy, relatively mess-free Easter egg decorating activity see below.
Ingredients Needed: white vinegar, food coloring, quantity of hard boiled eggs you wish to color.
Have Grandma rinse the eggs with vinegar. Note: We do this activity in the kitchen sink to avoid mess/stains.
Have the kids take turns dribbling the food coloring onto eggs - you can use lines, drops, dots, patterns, or whatever design you wish to create. Just keep in mind the color spreads.
After applying the food coloring onto the eggs rinse them in cold water. Watch the colors fade to pretty Easter pastels. For more vibrant colors, leave the food coloring on the eggs for a longer amount of time. We usually rinse them soon after applying the food coloring, but every now and then, we leave the color on longer and have more vibrant colored eggs.
To dry - rest the eggs on the egg cartons.
Display the colorful eggs in Grandma's antique dish and use them for your Easter centerpiece or an "any place" decoration.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine the first five dry ingredients. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in the softened butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles. Set aside.
Combine milk, vanilla and slightly beaten egg. Add liquid mixture to the dry mixture; stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Add butterscotch and cinnamon chips. Mix until chips are evenly throughout mixture.
Drop 3 inch balls of mixture onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Fabulous with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a cup of hot tea.
Ready to Bake
Fresh from the Oven*
*Note – The scones pictured were baked for 15 minutes in a convection oven. They would have looked a little prettier had I removed them from the oven a minute or two earlier, but they wouldn’t have tasted any better; they were incredibly delicious!