Fairy wand biscuits

Fairy wand biscuits
Bake these gorgeous fairy wand biscuits with kids. Finished with icing and sprinkles, they will make great party food for little ones to enjoy

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:40 mins
    • Cook:15 mins
    • plus chilling and setting
  • Easy
  • Makes 12-15

  • Freezable (unbaked dough)
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving (15)


  • 175g softened butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 egg yolk (freeze the white for another recipe)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g icing sugar
  • sprinkles of your choice, to decorate

You’ll also need

  • star-shaped biscuit cutter
  • 12-15 cake pop or lolly sticks
  • coloured ribbons (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Tip the butter, caster sugar and flour into a food processor with a pinch of salt. Blitz until the mixture looks sandy. Add the egg yolk, vanilla extract and 1 tbsp cold water, and blitz again until the dough clumps together. Tip onto a surface and knead briefly until all the flour is incorporated. Shape into a disc, wrap and chill for 30 mins, or up to two days. Will keep frozen for two months. If chilled for longer than 1 hr, leave at room temperature for 10 mins before rolling out.

  • STEP 2

    Line two baking trays with baking parchment. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s a little thicker than a £1 coin. Stamp out stars using the cutter, then carefully lift onto the baking trays and gently push a lolly stick into the base of each. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden at the edges (you may need to do this in batches). Cool on the trays for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.

  • STEP 3

    Combine the icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make a thick icing. Spread this over the biscuits, then scatter with sprinkles. Leave to set for 1 hr, then tie ribbons around the wands, if you like. Best eaten within 24 hrs, but will keep in an airtight container for three days.

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