Bourbon Biscuits

Preparation info

  • Makes

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Many of the manufactured biscuits that toe buy are not difficult to make at home. Bourbon fingers, for instance, are quite easy to prepare; no special cutters are required, just a good sharp knife.


  • 100 g/4 oz plain flour
  • ½ level teaspoon baking powder


Sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until soft and light, then beat in the syrup. Stir in half the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until smooth. Turn the dough out on to a working surface and knead in the remaining flour.

Roll the dough out thinly to about 0.5