Fireworks biscuits
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Firework biscuits

These are the most sophisticated biscuit we've ever made, but your kids are sure to love getting to ice these simple firework biscuits.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: biscuits, cookies
Servings: 20
Author: cookingwithmykids


  • 250 g (2 cups) plain / all-purpose flour
  • 150 g (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160 Fan / 350F and line a baking tray with baking paper

    Rub the flour and butter together

    • Measure the flour and butter and add them to a large mixing bowl. Using your fingers rub the butter and flour together until you have a fine breadcrumb. 

    Add the remaining ingredients

    • Add the sugar, egg and vanilla extract to your bowl. Knead it all together until it is all combined and you have a nice soft dough.

    Make the firework biscuits

    • Sprinkle a little flour down on your worksurface. Roll the dough out until it is around 5mm thick.
    • Using a star cutter, cut the biscuits out and lay them down on your prepared baking tray.
    • Bake the firework biscuits in the oven for around 8 minutes. They're ready when they're starting to turn golden at the edges.

    Decorate your firework biscuits

    • Prepare a few bowls of different coloured icing. Spread one colour over a biscuit then add a dollop of another colour. Drag a skewer or a tooth pick through the icing to form a star.