Egg Biscuits


  • 1 cup vegetable oil (canola, etc.)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 6 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons flavoring
    (your choice – vanilla and your favorite extract or liqueur)

  • ½ cup chopped citron, dried fruit, or orange rind, finely chopped

  • 5+ cups sifted flour

  • 5 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 4½ cups confectioners’ sugar

  • ½ cup liquid – lemon, orange juice or water or a combination

  • Food coloring and Colored sprinkles, if desired


  1. Thoroughly beat the oil, sugar, eggs and your choice of flavorings in a large mixer bowl.

  2. Add the chopped, dried fruit or rind.

  3. Sift together 5 cups of flour, the baking powder and salt.

  4. Blend this in, a portion at a time.

  5. Add just enough more flour so you can handle the dough – it will be somewhat sticky, however.

  6. Scoop by heaping tablespoonfuls and with flour covered hands, roll into balls, placing each on ‘sprayed’ or parchment-lined cookie sheets – about 24 per cookie sheet. Bake in a 375º oven for 12 minutes.

  7. Biscuits will be firm and just barely golden. Let cool. Meanwhile make this icing:


  1. Combine the sugar and liquid.

  2. Mix until smooth. It should be stiff enough to spread.

  3. Tint with food coloring, if desired.

  4. Frost each egg biscuit with icing.

  5. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles or drizzle another color of icing onto a frosted egg biscuit, if desired.

  6. Store tightly in tins or wrap well and freeze.

Makes about 48 small biscuits