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Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits

Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits…

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

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes, plus cooling
Makes: about 16



  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Add the sugar and beat for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift in the flour and mixed spice, stirring to combine. 
  4. Add the egg yolk and bring the mixture together with your hands, kneading lightly until smooth. 
  5. Wrap and chill for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. 
  7. Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.
  8. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. 
  9. Use crown-shaped cutters to stamp into biscuits (or use a plain or fluted cutter). 
  10. Carefully lift onto the baking sheets.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden. 
  12. Cool for a few minutes on the trays, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  13. 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

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Recipe and photo credits –

This recipe was made using Kerrygold block butter

14 comments so far.

14 responses to “Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits”

  1. Denise Moncrief says:

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

  2. Anne says:

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

  3. Michelle says:

    They look so cute.I love shortbread!

  4. Ambreen says:

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

  5. Kit @ i-lostinausten says:

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

  6. Winnie says:

    Super cute cookies!

  7. Nicole Buckingham says:

    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,Nicolelocalsugarhawaii.com

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