• Makes 15
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients
  • Love

Use our basic biscuit recipe to create these Flower Cookies which are a bright and cheerful treat and are bound to make your child smile when they open up their lunchbox!

Ingredients (makes 15 cookies)

  • 455g Plain flour
  • 1 level tsp Baking powder
  • 4oz Butter
  • 4oz sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 15 Freckle lollies


  1. Pre heat oven to 170 degrees fan forced
  2. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt together.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar then add vanilla and most of the egg – gradually.
  4. Add the flour mixture and mix to a stiff consistency.
  5. Add the remainder of the egg (some milk may be needed if the mix is too dry) and mix to combine.
  6. Turn onto a floured board and knead lightly. Roll out and cut flower shapes ( I used a cutter but you can do it free hand or just make circle shaped flowers- they taste just as good!) Place a freckle into the center of each one, and press to gently stick
  7. Transfer flowers to a baking tray lined with baking paper, and bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly golden
  8. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack

Notes... These biscuits will store in an airtight container for up to two weeks - but I bet you they do not last that long!
  • sorry but this recipe tastes like cardboard.. they look great in your picture. but the dough is extremely crumbly and dry, added more milk as you say. but still horrible. rolled out dough and it is so tough and so many cracks. baked about 10 as i knew it would be a disaster.
    biscuits taste like cardboard and so crumbly. sorry but have to let you know. thrown out!


  • So cute and a great activity when stuck at home


  • What a handy recipe to have in the cupboard as a stand by for those unexpected little visitors. They look perfect


  • Definitely need to try these with my son!


  • Very clever cooking and the children would love the freckles on the biscuits. Thanks for sharing


  • Cute !


  • Very cute. And I agree with the comment below, would make a great gift in a nice jar or wrapped in cellophane


  • Reckon these would make an awesome Xmas present for someone.


  • Aww these are sooo cute …just thinking how great they would be at a spring fete.


  • These a so cute, my daughter would love to make these, added to next weeks holiday list


  • These are adorable perfect for a cute girls tea party


  • Simple and easy but would be rejected by the food inspectors at school. Will be an at home treat.

    • Yeah probably

      • Yes, but you know exactly the ingredients they are made from , unlike some of the bought ones.


  • These look so good, thank you.


  • Very easy and simple – thanks for sharing.


  • Looking forward to trying this with my son


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