Father’s Day Biscuits
Father’s Day Biscuits
With Father’s Day coming up I wanted to try something new I’d been thinking about for a while. My husband loves biscuits and milk………..so I decided I would bake him a special Father’s day batch. Now I’m a fairly decent baker but I have never been the best at decorating with icing……..I just can’t keep my hands steady……..so I decided to make some ‘DAD’ stamped Father’s Day biscuits.
My idea was to use a rubber stamp to imprint words on plain biscuits before I baked them. I found some chunky letter rubber stamps in the kids crafts stuff and set to work making the biscuit dough. I got my daughter to help with the rolling, cutting, and stamping process. We tried experimenting with a heart shaped cookie cutter to add some more love and a round shape just in case the dough spread in the oven. Fortunately both kept their shape and the word ‘Dad’ was still visible on the baked biscuit. Hooray!
I was very impressed that my idea had worked and was really happy with the result, especially since it meant I didn’t need to do any sort of icing. Next time I think I’ll make different flavoured biscuits like gingerbread, lemon or maybe cinnamon. This is how I made my personalised Father’s Day biscuits.
What you need:
- A basic shaped biscuit recipe
- Cookie cutters
- Baking paper
- Baking tray
- Rolling pin
- Extra flour for rolling
- ‘Dad’ rubber stamp (I taped the kids alphabet rubber stamps together to make ‘DAD’)
What you do:
- Prepare your biscuit dough according to the recipe.
- Dust a clean bench and your rolling pin with flour so your dough won’t stick.
- Roll out biscuit dough to about 10 mm thick.
- Cut out biscuits using shape cutters.
- Gently and evenly press your rubber stamp into the biscuit (make a definite impression).
- Using the spatula move the biscuit onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Bake according to recipe.
- Leave cooked biscuits on tray to cool before transferring.
You need to select a recipe that is specific for making biscuits that hold their shape. If you don’t already have a favourite, there are plenty of recipes online so just google something like ‘shaped biscuit recipe’, that’s what I did! Here is the link to the recipe I used. I also like to put my biscuits in the fridge for about 15 mins to set before baking them in the oven. It helps them to keep their shape. Keep a close eye on the biscuits while they are in the oven and try to resist mummy multi-tasking. Let the biscuits cool completely on the tray before transferring as they will be too delicate to move when warm. If you are lucky enough to have a Dad that has a short name you could make a stamp with his name on it then they really would be personalised Fathers’s Day biscuits. Make sure the stamps you select are chunky and not too thin so as to get a good impression.
Good luck in making your Father’s Day biscuits. I hope they turn out as fabulous as the one’s I have made. My Hubby is going to be so impressed! A big Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there.
If you have a favourite shaped biscuit recipe, feel free to share it in the comments below. We are always on the hunt for a good recipe that’s tried and tested!