STREAMING NOW: Tia Mowry At Home

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Traditional Scottish biscuits or cookies to accompany a cup of tea. We try to eat healthily, but now and then it's nice to have a sweet treat. My Mother and I made these together when I was a child, and making them always brings happy memories. Nowadays, my Mother makes tiny versions of these as petit fours, but I make 3 inch ones ! The biscuits are always topped with icing sugar and usually have a cherry on top. using the cornflour, icing sugar and baking powder gives a light melt in the mouth texture. Take the margarine out of the fridge half an hour before you start, so that its not too hard.Sometimes I replace the cherry with hundreds and thousands ( as in the photo ) or a jelly tot pastel. I like raspberry jam for the filling, but you can use your favourite flavour.”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
12 3 inch biscuits
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F or 175 C.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until they are well combined and you have a soft dough. Using your hands to mix is the best way.
  3. Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and gently roll the dough out to about 1/4inch thickness. Cut into rounds using a cookie cutter. Place them on a lightly grease baking tray.
  4. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies and your oven. My 3 inchers take 15 minutes. They should be a light golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool on the tray for about 5 minutes, to let them firm, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Sandwich a teaspoon of jam between two cookies, and repeat with the remaining cookies.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the icing sugar with a little water or milk to make a spreadable consistency. Spread on top of the sandwiched cookies.
  8. Top each cookie with a cherry or decoration of your choice.
  9. Leave until icing has set, then enjoy!

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a
SORT BY: