Tuesday 19 May 2020

RECIPE: Magical Flower Biscuit Wands

Magical Flower Biscuit Wands Recipe
Biscuit wands are perhaps easier than you may think to make and they add such a magical touch for children. I absolutely love baking with my daughter's and when we decided to do a week of home learning about Cinderella during lockdown baking the Fairy Godmother's wand seemed perfect. However, when I looked in our baking cupboard we only had around 200g of plain flour left and couldn't find any during our essential food shop. 

Like a lot of us at the moment, we had to improvise and we did so with the addition of self raising flour and the slight shape change from star to flower. The addition of a raising agent (in the SR Flour) makes these biscuits expand more than if you just used plain flour, but also leaves them delicately light and moreish. If you are lucky enough to have ample plain flour at home then you can replace the 100g of SR flour with 100g plain flour and you'll get biscuits that hold their shape slightly better. Either way these magical biscuit wands are easy to make with children and the decorations can be as creative as you want; let your creative juices flow.
What you'll need:
(Makes approximately 15-20)
250g Unsalted Butter
140g Caster Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
200g Plain Flour
100g Self Raising Flour 
1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
for the icing
7 tbsp Icing Sugar
Splash of Water
Food Colouring
Lollipop Sticks 
(I used these paper ones and although they shouldn't go in the oven from my experience they aren't in there long enough to burn, but do be careful)

What to do:
1) Cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Slowly mix in the egg yolk.
2) Stir in the two different flours and vanilla extract.
3) Once everything is combined make the dough into a ball and chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. 
4) When the biscuit mixture is firm cut into thirds and place one third in-between two pieces of non-stick paper. Roll out until around 1cm thick and remove the top layer of non-stick paper. 
5) Preheat the oven to 170'C. 
6) Cut out your desired shape (I used star cutters, which then created this pretty flower shape because of the Self Raising Flour) and place onto a lined baking tray. Carefully insert a lollipop stick into each biscuit, ensuring it is well enough in so that the biscuit won't snap off when picked up after baking. Repeat with the other two thirds of dough.
7) Bake for around 13 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Leave to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
8) While cooling make the icing by combining icing sugar with a little splash of water to create a thick icing. Stir in your desired food colouring until you have the colour you'd like. 
9) You can either pipe or spoon on the icing once the biscuits are cool, then add on sprinkles and you have magical flower biscuit wands!
What is your favourite magical bake?

Feel free to leave a comment - I love reading every single one :)

Helen x


  1. This is so lovely and magical indeed. I would try to bake mine and see how it goes. I bet you, my kids would love it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are almost too pretty to eat! I definitely need to give these a go with Olivia!

  3. Kristine Nicole Alessandra21 May 2020 at 10:03

    I would love to make this for my niece. She will love this. I am going to share the recipe with my cousin so she can also make it for her daughter if in case I won't be allowed to cross the city check point. These biscuit wants look too cute to eat.

  4. How cute are these I need to have a baking day with my grandaughters they would love these

  5. The icing is so pretty on these and I actually love the idea of having them on wands, it makes them feel magical x

  6. these are so cute, love the icing. I really need to make some more biscuits so I'll be making some. thank you.

  7. These lollipop biscuits are so cute and so vibrant, I could actually imagine Cinderella having them. I like that you've had the idea to create wands, so innovative.

  8. Totally loving how beautiful these look and I am sure they were yummy as well!I know both my kids would love to make this on our friday baking session


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