Surprise your mother with beautiful home-made biscuits



  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 125g (4oz) unsalted butter
  • 60g (2oz) icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 100-150g (3½-5oz) strawberry jam, sieved

You will also need:

  • 5cm (2in) fluted, round cutter
  • Small letter and heart cutters
  • Baking sheets, lined with non-stick liners or baking parchment



  1. Set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Tip the flour and salt into the bowl of a food processor and add the cubed butter and icing sugar. Whizz until the ingredients bind together to form a dough. Alternatively, tip the ingredients into a bowl and rub in the butter and continue working it to form a dough. If it’s soft, wrap it in cling film and chill until the dough is firm enough to roll out.
  3. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 3-4mm (nearly ¼in) thick and use the fluted, round cutters to cut out as many rounds as possible, re-rolling the trimmings as necessary. Keep half of the rounds plain and cut out letters and hearts from the others. Place all the shapes on the lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake the biscuits for 12-15 mins, or until they’re a pale-golden colour. Remove them from the oven and leave to cool on the baking sheets for a few mins, before sliding them on to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Spread some jam over the whole biscuits, and top with a cut-out one. Dust with icing sugar before serving. The biscuits will keep for up to 2-3 days in an airtight container.


Nutritional information

Each portion contains:

  • Calories81 4%
  • Fat12.0g 17%
  • Saturates3.0g 15%
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