• 100g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • A sprinkling of golden lustre powder
  • 100g icing sugar


  1. 1

    Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl. In another bowl, mix together the butter, caster sugar, egg, vanilla extract and cocoa powder with an electric mixer. Gradually add the flour mix until incorporated.

  2. 2

    Bring the dough together with your hands, then place on top of clingfilm and flatten into a disk shape. Wrap in the clingfilm and chill for 1 hour until firm.

  3. 3

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Roll out the chilled dough between two sheets of baking paper, then cut out the biscuits using a 6cm cutter. 

  4. 4

    Place the biscuits on a large, lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. 

  5. 5

    Remove the biscuits from the oven. While they're still warm, cut out a little hole on the top of each one. You can use a 1cm round piping nozzle to do this.

  6. 6

    Leave to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then place on a cooling rack and leave to cool completely. Shake over the lustre powder to give the biscuits a gold shimmer.

  7. 7

    To decorate, mix the icing sugar with 1 tbsp cold water. Spoon into a piping bag and ice the biscuits.


Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 406kj 97kcal 5%
  • Fat 3.6g 5%
  • Saturates 2.2g 11%
  • Sugars 10.4g 12%
  • Salt 0.1g 2%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1629kj/389kcal

Each serving provides

14.8g carbohydrate 0.2g fibre 1.2g protein

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