Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits

This guest recipe post was made using Kerrygold block butter.
Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits

Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits. Hello friends. So how are you today?

Celebrate the Jubilee festivities by also making a batch of these buttery shortbread biscuits – they’ll be your crowning glory!

Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits:

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes, plus cooling

Makes: about 16


100g (4oz) Kerrygold butter

50g (2oz) caster sugar

150g (6oz) plain flour

¼ tsp ground mixed spice

1 egg yolk

Red, white and blue writing icing

Silver balls and gold stars or small sweets

Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits

Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits Method:

1.) In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and beat for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour and mixed spice, stirring to combine. 

2.) Add the egg yolk and bring the mixture together with your hands, kneading lightly until smooth. 

3.) Wrap and chill for 15-20 minutes.

4.) Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. 

5.) Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.

6.) Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Use crown-shaped cutters to stamp into biscuits (or use a plain or fluted cutter). 

7.) Carefully lift onto the baking sheets.

8.) Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden. 

9.) Cool for a few minutes on the trays, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

10.) Decorate the biscuits with red, white and blue writing icing, then finish them off with silver balls and gold stars or small sweets.


Approximate cost of total ingredients: £1.90

Calories per biscuit 145 / Fat per biscuit 5.5g

Top Tip:

Why not also try cooking this recipe with Kerrygold Lighter Unsalted butter and save 1.2g fat/10 calories per biscuit.

Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits

Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits:

So what do you think about this recipe? Do you also fancy making some?

Recipe and photo credits – This guest recipe post was made using Kerrygold block butter.

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  1. Denise Moncrief
    1st June 2012 / 4:56 pm

    Those look too pretty to eat! What a wonderful picture!

  2. Anne
    1st June 2012 / 7:55 pm

    Beautiful and I am sure they taste divine! Have a lovely weekend:)~Anne

  3. Michelle
    1st June 2012 / 11:53 pm

    They look so cute.I love shortbread!

  4. Ambreen
    2nd June 2012 / 10:51 am

    These cookies look delicious, can't wait to try it!

  5. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    2nd June 2012 / 11:13 am

    LOve these cookies so beautifully decorated! Well done, Clairejustine! 🙂

    • 3rd June 2012 / 9:08 am

      Thanks for the comment credits to Kerrygold for the recipe and image 🙂

  6. Winnie
    2nd June 2012 / 9:12 pm

    Super cute cookies!

  7. Nicole Buckingham
    5th June 2012 / 12:20 am

    Oh so festive!!! I wanna celebrate the jubilee. Aloha,Just stopping by from The ALOHA Friday HOP to say hi and thanks for joining us this week. It's so sweet to have ya with us, really, truly. Happy New Week.xoxo,Nicole

    • 6th June 2012 / 12:53 pm

      Hi Nicole thanks for stopping by 🙂

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