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Iced Owl Biscuits

Owl biscuits are the best. 

Week 2 of the Great British bake off was all about biscuits. Viennese whirls and gingerbread biscuits houses looked a tad too complicated for me so I opted for the iced owl biscuits for my Great Blogger Bake Off entry.


Why owl biscuits?

Ooh I  do love a good biscuit, don’t you. I haven’t made iced biscuits in a very long time and I (stupidly) asked my daughter what sort of iced biscuits she would like. Owls she said most definitely I want  an owl biscuit. . Yikes!

Still, they weren’t as hard as I thought they would be to make and they tasted rather delicious I have to admit. Here is how I made them.


Iced Owl Biscuits Recipe

Recipe Type: Biscuit
Author: Becky
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Cook time:
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Serves: 10
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g butter ,
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g l sugar
  • 1 free range egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions for iced owl biscuits

  1. Preheat the oven to 170c
  2. Cream the butter and sugar then beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mix and mix with your hands until the dough is formed.
  5. Wrap the dough in film and place in the fridge for 45 min.
  6. Remove the dough and roll out on a floured surface
  7. Cut a circle with a round cutter and then make your next circle over lapping the one you have already made so you get an owl shape.
  8. Make as many you can out the dough Place on greased proof paper on a baking tray and place in the oven,
  9. This should take 10 minutes to cook.
  10. Remove from the oven when a light golden brown and place on a cooling rack.
  11. I used prepared ready to roll icing and simply rolled it out on a surface dusted with icing sugar. I repeated the cutting shape I had used on the biscuits and lightly wet the back of each with water and pressed it onto the biscuits.
  12. I decorated with icing pens (from Lakeland)


 Iced Owl Biscuits

owl biscuits


Aren’t my owl biscuits super cute! have you ever made any unusually shaped biscuits for your kids?

You might also like to take a look at my chocolate fondant recipe

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