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Bourbon Biscuits

Bourbon Biscuits are a classic biscuit and taste incredible. They are so delicious and always remind me of childhood. I loved getting to create them at home
Course Bakes, Sweet Treats
Cuisine British, English, International
Keyword Bourbon Biscuits
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Icing Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 biscuits
Calories 80kcal
Author Sisley White


  • 250 g/9oz plain flour plus more for dusting the worktop
  • 125 g/4oz unsalted butter very soft
  • 125 g/4oz caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 50 g/2oz of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarb of soda
  • 4 tablespoons of milk

Icing Ingredients

  • 75 g/3oz of unsalted butter very soft
  • 125 g/4oz icing sugar
  • 30 g/1 oz of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • You can make this either by hand or pop it all in a mixer.
  • I started by placing all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
  • Then add the butter, golden syrup and add the milk gradually.
  • Use a wooden spoon to mix together, when the dough starts forming use your hands bring the dough together and add more milk if it's still a bit crumby. The dough should be smooth and easy to work.
  • Roll the dough out to about 4-5mm and cut into what ever shapes you want. I did Easter egg shapes and bourbon shapes.
  • When you've cut your shapes put on a baking tray and put them in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This helps the biscuits to keep their shape when they are in the oven and stops them spreading.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Allow them cool completely before filling with the icing.

The Filling

  • Cream the butter and sift in the icing sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Add as little milk as possible as it helps mixing it together but you want to keep it thick.
  • Leave the filling for about 10 mins to thicken up.
  • When the biscuit pieces are cold spoon some of the filling on to one biscuit and use another to make a sandwich. And you are done - how easy!
  • For the Easter Egg bourbons I used about 1 teaspoons of filling.