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313Total Time
3Prep Time
13Bake Time
A little effort

Mother's Day Biscuits

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About the bake

Whether its a new Mum celebrating her first few Mother's Day or a Mum whose children are grown and have flown the nest (perhaps even a Grandma) it's always nice to be appreciated and reminded that you're doing a great job and you are loved. What better way to do this then with these adorable motivational Mother's Day biscuits.

313Total Time
3Prep Time
13Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°fan/Gas Mark 4 and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.

  2. Step 2:

    In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and butter and rub together until you have fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. 

  3. Step 3:

    In a small jug or bowl beat lightly beat the egg with the vanilla, add this to the flour mixture and combine until you have a soft dough.

  4. Step 4:

    Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

  5. Step 5:

    Roll out the dough ¼ at a time, cut out shapes your choice of cutters.

  6. Step 6:

    Bake about 9 cookies at a time for 13 minutes. Allow all the cookies to cool completely on a rack.

  7. Step 7:

    When you're ready to decorate the biscuits, whisk the icing sugar with 65ml of lemon juice. Whisk the icing until it has the consistency of toothpaste.

  8. Step 8:

    Divide the icing into amounts according to how many colours you have and keep covered with cling film

  9. Step 9:

    For each colour icing add a few drops of food colouring to achieve the colour you desire and then thin the icing with more lemon juice a few drops at a time. The icing needs to be runny enough to smooth out in ten seconds. Draw a line through it with your spoon; if the line disappears in ten seconds it is the right consistency.

  10. Step 10:

    Separate ¼ of the icing and place in a piping bag with a number 1 nozzle.

  11. Step 11:

    Pipe an outline around the outside of the biscuits a few at a time. Allow to dry for 5 minutes. Using the rest of your icing "flood" the inside of the circle and spread out until you have a flat surface with no bumps. Continue in this way until all the biscuits are iced. If you want to add sprinkles, place them while the biscuits are wet.

  12. Step 12:

    The biscuits can either air dry overnight or at 50°C/30°fan for 1 hour until the icing is set hard.

  13. Step 13:

    To decorate, write sentiments with your food pen and highlight with the paints.


  • For the Biscuit

    • 300g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 150g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 150g Butter (unsalted) (chilled)
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (large)
    • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste
  • For the Icing

    • 400g Royal icing sugar
    • 100ml Juice of one whole lemon
  • For the Decoration

    • Variety of colours Food colouring (professional gel)
    • Variety of colours Food pens
    • 1 pot Sprinkle decorations


  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper/baking paper
  • Large bowl
  • Small jug
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Whisk
  • Piping bag
  • Number 1 nozzle
  • Food pen
  • Edible paints

Nutritional Information

per 31g
  • 145cal Energy
  • 4.4g Fat
  • 2.7g of which Saturates
  • 24g Carbohydrates
  • 17g of which Sugars
  • 1.4g Protein
  • 0.1g Salt

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