Home Made Bourbon Biscuits

Wow! This is a fun one. I am a biscuit fiend and something I love doing is baking cookies. Based on this I needed to take this to the next level and make one of my favourite biscuits, the Bourbon.

You will need a bourbon biscuit stamp if you want it to look like a real bourbon!

What You’ll Need!


Ingredients for Bourbons

  • 110g Plain Flour
  • 75g Icing Sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 35g Cocoa Powder – get the good stuff!
  • 1 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarb of Soda
  • 50g Light Brown Soft Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 tsp milk
  • Pinch of Salt
  • (optional – bourbon!)

If you do any kind of baking at home then you will probably have a mixing bowl and a mixing utensil (I’m using a pink spatula). You will also need a rolling pin. The other thing you will need is a Bourbon biscuit stamp. I have this one and I used it in this recipe.


Making the biscuits

  1. Set oven to 150°C.
  2. Mix 50g of butter and the soft light brown sugar until they are creamed.Creamed Butter & Sugar
  3. Add the golden syrup and mix again until completely mixed in.
  4. Put the flour, 20g of the cocoa, salt, bicarb together in a bowl and mix.18
  5. Sift this into the creamed sugar.
  6. Slowly add the milk, a bit at a time until a dough is formed. (It might not look great – a little too crumbly but don’t worry)A Dough Is Formed
  7. Put mixture onto a floured surface and knead with your hands until it comes together.
  8. Roll out until it is about ¼ inch thick.Rolled Out Dough
  9. Use Bourbon biscuit stamp to create the individual biscuits.Coming Together!
  10. Sprinkle the caster sugar over them.
  11. Put biscuits on baking sheet (with baking paper already on it).Getting My Bake On
  12. Put in Oven for 8-10 minutes. Do keep an eye on them.I've Got My Eye On You
  13. Once out of the oven, place the biscuits on a wire rack to cool.Nearly There!

Making the filling

  1. Cream together the butter, icing sugar and cocoa. Now is the time you can add the bourbon if you wish (not too much).
  2. Get the mixture onto the biscuits. You can use a knife to spread it or you can be like me and make a ghetto piping bag (plastic food bag with a hole in it!)Putting in the filling
  3. Place a biscuit on top of the mixture.The Finished Biscuit
  4. Try not to eat them all right away!The Biscuit Barrel


  1. They look super nice, we are biscuit fiends in this house to and I have a habit of just going into the kitchen, throwing a load of things together and coming out 30 mins later with a batch of cookies…not good when you’re dieting 😉

    Will have to look into getting one of those bourbon stamps.

    1. I have a rule now (well since the start of January) to only eat biscuits I have cooked myself. Next stop – Custard Creams!

    1. Thanks Hibs – It reminds me I should redo them and also share my custard creams!


      The Reverend

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