Shrewsbury Biscuits

"Dum di do! Shades of Cookie Bear and the Hudson Shrewsbury biscuits and the Cookie Bear Club that every kid of a certain age belonged to... Make your own homemade Shrewsburys.."so hurry, scurry, get your Shrewsbury now!""
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Ready In:
1 batch




  • Cream the butter and sugar, add the egg and rind and then beat well.
  • Add the sifted flour and baking powder.
  • Knead, roll out and cut into rounds.
  • Make a small hole[just under 1 cm diameter] in the centre of every second biscuit.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes at 350 deg F.
  • When cold, put the biscuits together with raspberry jam.

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  1. I loved eating these cookies and bought them all the I save money by making my own and it tastes so good I store them in the cookie jar that's air tight and they stay fresh for ages.
  2. I wasn't overly fussed with these biscuits. I may have over worked the biscuit dough and made it tough and next time I will leave out the lemon rind as I found this over powering and all I could taste was the lemon. I will give them another go it was my first time for making these. Will let you know next time.


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