Medal cookies

Medal cookies

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 15 mins


Makes 15 cookies
Make these round vanilla biscuits, ice in bright colours, thread on a ribbon and give out as edible prizes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per cookie

  • kcal418
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs82g
  • sugars66g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 140g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 1 large egg

To decorate

  • 1kg pack ready-to-roll icing
  • icing sugar
  • food colouring paste, edible glitter and icing pens (optional)
  • 15 long colourful ribbons


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a small saucepan. Mix in the vanilla, remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 mins.

  2. Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Pour in the melted butter mixture and the egg, and stir together to form a stiff-ish dough. Pop the dough in the fridge for 10 mins to chill and firm up.

  3. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 5mm thick, then stamp out 15 circles using a 7.5cm round cookie cutter; you may need to re-roll the trimmings to get 15 cookies. Make a hole at the top of each circle with the end of a pencil.

  4. Place on the baking trays and bake for 12 mins until golden, swapping the trays around halfway through. Cool on a wire rack. Decorate the cookies (see below), making sure the hole is at the top of each one. Will keep for 3 days in an airtight container.

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Comments (2)

Sam Budby's picture

I chose this recipe as I needed a biscuit dough that I could use with a cutter. The dough was great for rolling and cutting, and the end product is delicious!

jazzyb543's picture

this recipe is amazing it is really simple and is great fun decorating i highly recommend it. I baked it for a Olympic party last year and revisited it for a party. Make sure you give it a go!

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