Fairy Flower Biscuits

I’m starting to think of food I can serve at Miss E’s 4th (she’s not turning 4 really – I won’t let it happen!!) In the case that it does happen, today’s recipe is something I’m thinking of baking for it.

Fairy Flower Biscuits
You’ll need…
75g unsalted/salt reduced butter, softened
1 lemon
25g light brown sugar
3 tablespoons of honey
1 egg
175g plain flour
3 tablespoons of caster sugar
Food colouring of your choice

You’ll also want to have on hand: baking trays and baking paper, flower cookie cutters and cling wrap.

  • Preheat your oven to 180oC
  • Stir your softened butter until it is nice and creamy. Use a fine grater to grate the rind from your lemon
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  • Combine the butter, honey, grated lemon and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth
  • Separate the egg yolk and white. Keep the white aside for later, add the yolk to the butter mixture
  • Add the flour and gently squeeze together to form a dough. Turn out on to sheet of cling film and wrap it up
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  • Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Pop the caster sugar into a small bowl and drop in your food colouring. It will clump up so you’ll need to squash it around and work it through with the back of a spoon. Keep adding until you get the right colour. I split the caster sugar so I could have two seperate colours. Set aside and allow to dry out
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  • Once the dough is chilled, dust a rolling pin and a clean benchtop with flour
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/2cm thick. Cut out your flowers using the cookie cutters
  • Gently pop onto a lined baking tray. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with your coloured sugar
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    This is sous chef Miss E’s idea of decorating with sugar. I’m pretty sure there is still JUST more dough than sugar!

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack
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    You can see that I also made cut-out biscuits using a large cutter and a smaller one that fit inside. The dough is quite delicate so it is quite fiddly getting the cut outs to work. I think the whole little flowers cuter, and much less work, so it’s up to you! These would also be great little Christmas tree or Christmas star cookies!



    1. These look like a fun school holiday idea with Miss 5… I’ll have to give them a try 🙂

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