Baking Buttons

I love these biscuits, they’re cute as a button and so easy too! Perfect to take to your next craft group get-together or guild meeting. They look great dipped in chocolate too 🙂 To make it easier for you I’ve taken photos of every step and given my tips as well.

125g butter
125g caster or icing sugar
1 egg
125g self raising flour
125g plain flour
3 tsp ground cinnamon

Screw top from a bottle of coke or water (washed)
Drinking straw


Cream the butter and sugar together. Make sure there’s no lumps of butter. You can sit the mixing bowl in a dish of hot water to help the butter soften but make sure it doesn’t melt.

Add egg and cinnamon and mix thoroughly. No need to pre whip the egg, just drop them straight in.

Add flours and mix to a smooth dough. No need to sift the flour if you’ve brought it from your supermarket – it should be sifted well enough and you’ll be mixing thoroughly enough that you’ll work out any lumps. The one tip here is to add the flour gradually, it gets quite hard to mix towards the end there.

Scoop out enough that a ball will fit into a bottle top. I found this was 2 teaspoons worth of dough. Press the bottle top into the ball of dough to make a depression.

Use a straw to punch out the thread holes – you will probably have to wiggle a bit but the dough should go up into the straw and come out cleanly. If the straw gets too full just push out the collected dough.

Bake for 12-15 mins at 180C in the middle of the oven. You may have to separate into batches. When they’re done place onto an oven tray to cool. Serve with tea on your best china – complete with doilies 🙂

3 thoughts on “Baking Buttons”

  1. Ingredients are given by weight and in grams. This is more accurate than tablespoons/ teaspoons as those measurements often vary between countries.

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