Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Keyword Medium
Servings 40 pce
Calories 460 kcal


  • 3 cups Plain flour
  • 300 g Unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into cubes
  • Jam preferably strawberry
  • 2 cups Icing sugar
  • Water room temperature
  • Pink food colouring
  • Vanilla extract


  • Sift flour into a large mixing bowl and add butter.
  • Combine the mixture using your thumb and fingers to pinch and rub the contents together until all lumps are gone and you are left with a crumble-like texture.
  • Combine and press the mixture into a ball and gently knead over a lightly floured surface to bond together. Wrap dough in cling wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Remove dough from the fridge and return to the lightly floured surface. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Roll dough out to 6mm thick and use a 4cm diameter round cookie cutter to cut out circles. Place on a tray lined with baking paper. Combine unused dough and roll out again, repeating the progress until the majority of the dough can be used and that there are an even number of cuts.
  • Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden. Remove and set aside to cool.
  • Once cooled, place half a tsp of jam between two biscuits and sandwich together. Place on an icing (or oven) rack with a tray underside.
  • Sift icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Create a ‘well’ in the center of the bowl and mix in 1 tbsp of water, 1 drop of food colouring, and 1 drop of vanilla extract. Continue to add ½ tbsp of water at a time, mixing well to create icing to a consistency similar to honey.
  • Use a ladle or a large spoon to pour icing evenly over each biscuit to coat. The tray underneath should capture any excess icing to be re-poured.
  • Allow the icing to set for a couple of hours and enjoy with a hot cup of tea.


  • This recipe requires preparation half an hour in advance, not included in prep time.
  • Do not over-knead the dough as you may lose the crumbling texture.
  • Alternatively use a shot glass to cut out circles in the dough.
  • Gradually add water. If icing becomes too runny add additional icing sugar as necessary.
  • Although pink is the traditional colour, get creative with other colours or try pouring multiple colours together to create a marble texture. Adding a few drops of lemon or lime juice will also give it some shine.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Bon appétit!



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