Penguin Biscuits

These tasty and adorable Penguin Biscuits form week 1 of my new year’s resolution for 2013 to cook at least one new thing every week, for the year.


Recently while venturing into the land of Twitter I won lots of wonderful coloured sugar pastes from Sugar and Crumbs and as I’ve never used sugar pastes before I thought it would be the perfect start along my road to more culinary variety. You can read more about the fantastic Sugar and Crumbs and my wonderful Twitter prize here.

My children and I wanted to make some wintery biscuits and together came up with the design of these super cute penguins, a perfect treat for a chilly day. We ran into a problem there because we don’t have any penguin shaped biscuits cutters. Not to be seen to give up in the eyes of my little ones I decided to make some of our own. You can read more about the process and print out a free template here so that you can make them yourself too, or any cookie cutter shape you can think of for that matter.


Penguin-tastic biscuits.  A fun winter treat to bake with the children from My Little 3 and Me.

Penguin-tastic Biscuits.



(Makes 12 penguins)

  • 275g plain flour
  • 75g butter
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 50g golden syrup
  • A selection of sugar pastes. Ours came from our Sugar and Crumbs prize win.
  • Homemade penguin cookie cutters

(Here is our guide to homemade cookie cutters and a free printable template.)


  1. Preheat oven to 170c.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour to make breadcrumbs and then stir in the sugar.
  3. Beat the egg and syrup together and add to the dry ingredients to form a firm dough.
  4. Roll out to a couple of mm thickness and cut out your shapes.
  5. Bake for 10 – 15 mins until golden brown.
  6. When cooled roll out your chosen sugar paste colours and cut out the needed shapes.
  7. Stick your sugar paste shapes onto the biscuits with a tiny dab of water for glue.

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My boys loved making different penguin characters.

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