Jam Funny-Faces

Fun tasty biscuits.


  • basic biscuit mixture:
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 6 tblsp redcurrant jelly


  1. You'll need 2 large baking sheets, oiled, a small round cutter and a 5cm/2.25 inch plain round biscuit cutter.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4.)
  3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 5mm/one-eighth of an inch.
  4. Using the 5cm/2.25 inch biscuit cutter, cut out 36-40 circles and put them on the baking sheets, leaving enough space between them to allow for slight spreading during cooking.
  5. Re-roll, re-knead and cut the trimmings until you've obtained the required number.
  6. Make half the biscuits into faces by using the small cutter to cut eyes, then make slits to resemble mouths.
  7. Bake each batch for 15 minutes, or until golden and firm.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave the biscuits to cool on the baking sheets for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Using a palette knife, transfer the cooled biscuits to a wire rack, to cool.
  10. Spread the uncut biscuits with a thin layer of jelly and top each one with a 'face.'


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