Bourbon Biscuits

Everybody loves Bourbon Biscuits – the sugar, crispy treats that are packed with lusciously creamy and buttery chocolate icing! We all have our favourite brands and hunt the store-shelves for it. But today, allow us to share a secret with you.

Bourbon Biscuits are not so complicated that they cannot be made at home! In fact, homemade Bourbon Biscuits will beat even your favourite brands hands-down, partly because of the fresh flavour and partly because of the thrill of having made your favourite treat all by yourself.

So, what are you waiting for... put the aprons on and get ready to fill the air with the aroma of freshly-baked chocolaty Bourbon Biscuits.

These biscuits are sure to be a family favourite and a perfect gift to make and give for festive occasions like Diwali , Christmas and Raksha - Bandhan .

Bourbon Biscuits

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Bourbon Biscuits recipe - How to make Bourbon Biscuits

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  25 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     20Makes 20 biscuits
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1/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp milk
plain flour (maida) for dusting and rolling
sugar for sprinkling
chocolate butter icing

  1. Combine the butter and sugar in a deep bowl and mix very well using a spoon till smooth.
  2. Add the plain flour, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and baking powder, mix well and knead into a dough using approx. 3 tbsp of milk.
  3. Dust a clean dry surface with little plain flour, place the dough over it and roll into a 225mm. X 175mm. (11” x 9”) rectangle.
  4. Sprinkle little sugar evenly over it, and again roll it lightly.
  5. Cut the rolled dough into 20 equal rectangle portions.
  6. Place it on a baking tray and bake it in a n pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, apply the chocolate butter icing evenly over 10 biscuits and sandwich it with the remaining 10 biscuits.
  8. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values per biscuit
Energy40 cal
Protein0.6 g
Carbohydrates5.1 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat1.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A71.8 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0.1 mcg
Calcium5.7 mg
Iron0.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium18.2 mg
Potassium7.9 mg
Zinc0 mg


Bourbon Biscuits
 on 05 Jul 20 01:48 PM

you have forgotten to mention when to prick the biscuits
Bourbon Biscuits
 on 05 Jun 20 12:17 PM

Pre heat at what temperature
Tarla Dalal
10 Jun 20 04:42 PM
   Hi, Pre-heat at 180 deg.
Bourbon Biscuits
 on 14 Feb 20 10:09 PM

really super testy
Bourbon Biscuits
 on 08 Jul 18 07:56 AM

Bourbon Biscuits
 on 27 Apr 18 06:56 AM

hi...can I make this in microwave? plz suggest the temperature and mode for microwave.
Bourbon Biscuits
 on 20 Apr 18 09:37 PM

Can I use wheat n ragi flour instead of maida for my baby??
Tarla Dalal
23 Apr 18 12:20 PM
   Hi Pooja, We have not tried it. You can do that!
Bourbon Biscuits
 on 18 Jan 18 08:22 PM

Can u tell me how to make chocolate butter icing
Tarla Dalal
19 Jan 18 08:41 AM
   Hi, Below is the recipe for the same..
Bourbon Biscuits
 on 10 Dec 17 04:36 PM

can u tell me that how much tym to take bake in gas oven..
Tarla Dalal
11 Dec 17 08:55 AM
   Hi Sapna, We have not tried them in a gas oven so we do not have an idea...sorry for it....
Bourbon Biscuits
 on 06 Sep 17 11:31 AM

What''s substitute for butter in making of biscuits and what will b prapotion
Tarla Dalal
06 Sep 17 02:09 PM
   Hi Jigna, We are very sorry but there is mo substitute for butter in this recipe...
Bourbon Biscuits
 on 25 Jun 17 04:46 PM

I always prefer Tarala Dalal''s recipe over Sanjiv Kapoor because it is much easier. Thank you.
Tarla Dalal
26 Jun 17 09:45 AM
   Thanks for your kind words. Please review all the recipes you have tried.
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