Birthday biscuits

Birthday biscuits

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 10 mins


Make 24
These ring biscuits are perfect for parties and work well in any shape, get the kids to help

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per biscuit

  • kcal149
  • fat6g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 250g plain white flour
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 175g unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed
  • 2 tbsp lemon curd
  • 250g white icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp strawberry conserve (we used St Dalfour)


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the flour, sugar and butter into a food processor. Whizz until the mixture forms crumbs, then pulse a little more until it forms a ball.

  2. Spread a large sheet of baking parchment over the work surface and turn the dough onto it. Dust with a little flour, then roll out to about the thickness of two £1 coins. Stamp out 24 rounds using a 5cm round fluted cutter, then cut out the middles with the end of a piping nozzle. Carefully peel the rest of the mixture away from the stamped shapes. Lift onto baking sheets and bake for 10 mins until pale golden. Cool on a wire rack.

  3. Put the lemon curd into a bowl with 2 tbsp boiling water and mix until smooth. Sieve in 175g of the icing sugar; stir together to make a smooth icing. Put the strawberry fruit spread in another bowl and add 2 tsp boiling water, mix, then sieve in the remaining icing sugar.

  4. Spoon the lemon icing over the biscuits, then drizzle or pipe over the pinky icing. Leave to set for at least 20 mins. Will keep for up to 2 days in an airtight tin, longer if left un-iced.

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Comments (24)

georgeb74's picture

Beautiful biccies - just like shortbread. Made in my KitchenAid and it worked perfectly. I varied the design slightly - I cut the biscuits into heart shapes with a cutter then decorated with pink spots all over and threaded pink ribbon through the top! Hung them on trees for my daughter's 2nd birthday - they looked and tasted gorgeous!!

chiefcooktess's picture

This recipe only works with a food processor. If you haven't got one don't try it. It's very messy.

mother_ship's picture

Just made these replacing 50g of the flour with cocoa and cut into hearts for Valentines day. I thought the dough was going to be too squidgey to roll but they have come out beautifully and taste delicious too! I'm going to decorate them with white chocolate.

charjam's picture

Great to find a biscuit recipe which works! My 7 year old made these on her own. Good for decorating.


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