Colourful butter biscuits

November 11, 2010 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Colourful butter biscuits recipe

Cook’s tip: You can also use plain icing and decorate with jelly tots, smarties, crushed candy canes, chocolate chips, hundreds and thousands, etc. Decorating biscuits is a great activity for children’s parties.

Colourful butter biscuits

Serves: Makes 30 large biscuits
Cooking Time: 50 mins + overnight for proving


  • Biscuits

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 630g cake flour
  • 5ml (1 tsp) baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • Topping

  • 300g white chocolate, melted
  • edible print, available from specialised baking stores



For the biscuits, beat the butter and icing sugar in a food processor until creamy. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients and mix to form a stiff, pliable dough. If it is too dry, add a little water.


Divide the dough into 2 and roll each piece out, then shape into a log about 8cm long. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.


Preheat the oven to 180°C.


Slice the logs into rounds, each about 0,5cm thick.


Line baking trays with baking paper and place the rounds a few centimetres apart. Bake until golden brown, for about 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.


To serve, dip one side of the biscuit into the chocolate and before it sets, cover the chocolate with the print.


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