Biscuit necklaces

by Shell

Makes 20-30 biscuits


  • 250g butter, softened
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups plain flour
  • Icing
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • food colouring
  • sprinkles, cachous or smarties to decorate
  • Ribbon, cut to 40-50cm lengths


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together with a spoon in a bowl or using an electric mixer. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add the flour and mix until a smooth dough forms. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line three baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Divide dough into three pieces. Roll each piece of dough on a floured surface to 5mm thick. Use your favourite cutters to cut out hearts, stars, circles etc. Place biscuits on baking trays and use a wooden skewer or toothpick to make a 5mm diameter hole in each biscuit. Cook for 10-15 minutes until golden. Cool biscuits on trays.
  4. To prepare icing, mix icing sugar with enough water to make a spreadable paste and mix in your chosen colour. Or divide icing into bowls and use 2-3 different colours. Decorate with sprinkles, cachous or smarties. Leave for 30 minutes until the icing is set. Thread ribbon through the hole in the biscuit and tie off to make a necklace. Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

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