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Birthday biscuits

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(15 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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15th Sep, 2011
Didn't taste very good
17th Jul, 2011
hmmm i followed this recipe exact and as im usually a failure at biscuits i took them out of the oven after 10 minutes, they are still very soft so looks like they need to go back in the oven for 5 minutes :S bit disappointed :(
19th Apr, 2011
Really nice biscuits, and easy to make. I added some lemon zest to mine to complement the lemon icing as I'm a big lemon fan. Definitely make these again.
6th Apr, 2011
I made these today for a birthday party. I've tried one and they are delicious. I must put them away until later! Having messed up so many biscuit recipes, I found this one very fool proof, easy to follow, and very tasty! I will certainly use it again.
5th Apr, 2011
perfect :)
15th Feb, 2011
I made these into heart shapes for Valentines day, I found the mixture fine and very easy to work with - produced some lovely biscuits.
9th Dec, 2010
Very crumbly mixture but turned out really well.
2nd Dec, 2010
I've just made these with a couple of ounces of cocoa replacing the flour, they did take quite a while to come together in the food processor but cut and baked well without spreading (I've made snowflakes and christmas trees) The only thing I would say about kids making them themselves is that my dough was really quite delicate which would make handling the cut shapes or getting the dough out from in between them too fiddly for little ones.
11th Aug, 2010
I made these with the children, they loved decorating them! The biscuits took a while longer than stated to cook, but that may be my oven! end results tasted really nice, quite a surprise!
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14th Jun, 2010
I made these with my 4 year old to pass the time on a rainy day. She loved it as its so simple she did most of it herself. I am not usually succesful with biscuits but these where lovely


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