Monday, May 9, 2011

Mummy Biscuits

Hello :) On Mothers Day yesterday I decided to make Mummy Biscuits, for my mother, of course! They were to take to an afternoon tea we had at my Grandparents with the rest of our family. I had a lovely time sipping champagne, eating my Grandma's homemade sponge cake with passionfruit icing and drinking tea from an amazing teapot she actually made when she had a kiln a while ago. These biscuits went down a treat too, but luckily there were some leftovers to take to Uni the next day...

This recipe comes from a book called "Afternoon Tea" put together by the wonderful Frankie magazine.

Recipe: Mummy Biscuits
180g butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 salt teaspoon baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Using an electric beater, cream butter, and gradually add brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Sift flour, salt and baking powder into butter mixture and stir until you form a dough.
2. Line a baking tray with baking paper (alternatively you could grease with butter). Roll portions of the cookie dough into balls, place on tray and squash flat with a fork.
3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until slightly brown at the edges
4. Place on cooling rack for about 5 minutes before dusting with icing sugar.


Yum! These little biscuits tasted a bit like nutty shortbread. And the mixture was quite dry, so I ended up adding another egg.

Happy baking :) :)

Hannah x


  1. Those Mummy biscuits look delicious! I might even have to make some of my own. I don't think I have any brown sugar so I was wondering if I could just use regular white sugar as a substitute. I'm sure they wont have that same beautiful brown colour like yours have.

  2. Thanks! Of course you could use white sugar :) :)
    Hannah x

  3. These look great! Such a small set of ingredients, I love simple cooking like that. Love Frankie magazine too. Sounds like you had a lovely mothers day.
    Heidi xo

  4. Heidi- thanks :) Simple cooking is the best! I love baking like that- and it's always amazing how a few ingredients can create something delicious!