Princess biscuits recipe

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee festivities have already started as she travels around the UK and with the special Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday soon upon us we decided to get started practising our Princess biscuits recipe especially for the occasion.

Jubilee biscuits

What do you think of our masterpieces? Would you like to have a go? As you can see the children were involved and they loved it, it’s a super easy biscuit recipe and bakes in 12-15 minutes and then once cooled the fun begins!

Jubilee Biscuits

Ingredients – makes about 30

250g softened butter
150g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsps vanilla extract
300g plain flour
Toppings –  writing icing, jelly diamonds, silver balls, stars, letters and whatever else you can find 

I used my Cuisinart food processor just because I am in love with it but this simple biscuit recipe can be easily made by hand following the same step by step process

  1. Mix the butter and the sugar in a large wooden bowl using a wooden spoon
  2. Add the egg yolk and the vanilla extract and combine well
  3. Sift over the plain flour and stir until the mixture is well combined
  4. Press the dough into a ball and leave to rest for a bit

biscuit dough

Place the dough on a floured surface, cover your rolling pin with a little flour and roll out to about 1/2 cm in thickness

making jubilee biscuits

I found some fabulous crown cutters in Lakeland which after the Diamond Jubilee can be used for many a future princess party and we cut over 30 biscuits from our dough

Jubilee biscuits - Lakeland crown cutters

Pop in a preheated oven 180C/ 160C fan ovens/ Gas mark 4 for about 12 -15 minutes or until golden brown

jubilee biscuits - lakeland crown cutters

Cool on a wire rack and wait until room temperature before decorating then the fun begins…

jubilee biscuits - decorating

Megan and Gracey heads down in concentration

jubilee biscuits

Bessie hard at work

jubilee biscuits

Alice uses orange and stars

Jubilee biscuits

jubilee biscuits

You may also like to try our Red Velvet Diamond Jubilee Cupcakes too

Red Velvet cupcakes diamond jubilee cupcakes




  1. Anna Ranson
    May 21, 2012 / 9:51 PM

    These are gorgeous! We have the same crown cutters- they’re lovely aren’t they! I’d love to link to this post in my Jubilee round up later this week. Please let me know if that’s ok! Thanks, Anna (email

    • Mari
      May 22, 2012 / 3:14 PM

      Hi Anna,
      I’d love you to link to this post, please do so and I’ll pop over and visit ;)

  2. May 22, 2012 / 10:03 AM

    They are brilliant Mari, fit for the queen herself! :) 

    • Mari
      May 22, 2012 / 3:15 PM

      Thanks Emma, I am pleased with them and I have a fab new idea to put to the test this weekend, fancy coming over and trying?

  3. May 22, 2012 / 2:06 PM

    They look fantastic! I am keeping that recipe for a Girls Baking Day…

    • Mari
      May 22, 2012 / 3:15 PM

      It’s unbelievable EASY, and so quick to do too. Not to mention the fun the decorating is :)

  4. May 22, 2012 / 9:42 PM

    Thanks so much for yet another fab recipe Mari. So going to have to make these!

    • Mari
      May 24, 2012 / 9:56 PM

      Just wait to see what I have up my sleeve this weekend – ready to be blown away? (I hope) x

  5. caro_mad
    May 23, 2012 / 11:36 PM

    Oh they look amazing. I think we’ll have to get some crown cutters, so we can get into the jubilee spirit :)

    • Mari
      May 24, 2012 / 9:57 PM

      Do buy them as I reckon you wont’ find them after this occasion and they’re perfect for princess parties and just fun occasions ;)

      • caro_mad
        May 25, 2012 / 11:13 AM

        Where did you get yours? x 

        • Mari
          May 25, 2012 / 11:55 AM

          Lakeland I think you can order online too ;) Go shop quick xx

  6. cafebebe
    May 26, 2012 / 8:52 AM

    I am sooooo getting these this week. It’s going to be the take-away pressie at Ella’s birthday party next Saturday. I’m so excited! ;)

    • Mari
      May 26, 2012 / 9:04 AM

      What a brilliant idea! You may be able to get them online too

  7. May 26, 2012 / 8:57 AM

    Ooh, these look great! I’m usually a total failure at cooking biscuits so I might see if I can ruin these too! 

    • Mari
      May 26, 2012 / 9:05 AM

      You mustn’t fail, two tips…let the dough rest in the fridge for 20 mins once you’ve got it all together as it’s a bit wet and watch the oven as they cook quick.
      Let me know how you get on

  8. May 26, 2012 / 11:04 AM

    They look fab, might have to invest in some of those cutters for my tribe, suspect the girls would be quite keen on the idea.

    • Mari
      June 1, 2012 / 7:33 AM

      Did you get some? The girls are so going to love you a little bit more if you did :)

  9. Fmbuckley
    May 31, 2012 / 8:18 PM

    Not specific to this recipe, but in general as regards the website – am I doing something wrong, or is it not possible to print out your recipes?

    • Mari
      June 1, 2012 / 7:33 AM

      Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I do have a Copy Protect on to stop people accessing all of the content and blogging it elsewhere but as you point out it’s not helpful if you want to print off a recipe ;) I’ve taken it off and will have to cross my fingers that thieves don’t come by. Thanks once again

  10. June 3, 2012 / 11:08 AM

    Popping over from the Brit Mums Carnival – those biscuits look fantastic… must do more baking with my boys…

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