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05 November, 2014


I think Halloween slightly overshadows Bonfire Night here in England. Perhaps pumpkins and scary stuff seem more appealing over that pesky Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot scenario. 

Personally i've always loved Bonfire Night and think it's so lovely to wrap up warm and go out to see the fireworks.

To get in the spirit of things I decided to make some firework biscuits with a little help from Dr Oetker recipe

I wish I could say I had some children in to help make and decorate them but this is all my handiwork and me simply getting over excited with the glitter and icing tubes! 

bonfire night biscuits
Bonfire Night Biscuits

Bonfire Night Biscuits

Bonfire Night Food

Bonfire night food


100g Unsalted Butter
100g Golden caster sugar
200g Plain flour
1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon of milk

For the decorating

125g Icing sugar
1 Tablespoon of warm water
Glitter icing tubes

First things first

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4 and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. I used 6cm and 4cm circle cookie cutters to make 24 biscuits but any cutters you have at hand will do.


1. Beat the butter and sugar together until it's pale and fluffy.
2. Mix in the flour and continue until the dough looks crumbly. Add the vanilla and milk.
3. Create a ball with the mixture. Pop some flour onto a surface and knead the dough until it's smooth.
4. Roll the dough out, cut the shapes and transfer onto a baking tray. Prick the shapes with a fork and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Place the biscuits on a wire rack once they have cooled down.
6. Sift icing sugar into a bowl and add water to make glace icing. Decorate the biscuits with firework designs using the glace and glitter icing and you're done!

I hope your bonfire night goes off with a bang (hehe I couldn't resist) 



  1. These are so simple, yet so effective! My daughter would love making them with me. Very pretty!!

  2. Looks good , nice with a cup of tea outdoors. Penny for the Guy please!

  3. These bonfire night biscuits are looking so yummy. They are so creative and decorative. Will definitely have them for my sister’s bonfire party that will be arranged at one of LA venues very soon. She will also like these elegant ones.