Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Bourbon Biscuits

Bourbon biscuits are my favourite kind of biscuits. So when I came across this recipe the other week, I knew I had to try making these biscuits in my own kitchen!

Bourbons are basically two chocolate biscuits sandwiched together with a thick layer of bourbon infused chocolate icing. If that already sounds like heaven, wait till you dunk it in hot mug of tea! This is a relatively simple recipe to put together and tastes a lot more decadent than a shop-bought biscuit, maybe because actual bourbon is used in this recipe!

This recipe only yields 10-12 biscuits, so doubling the ingredients may be a necessity if you, like me are a big fan of these chocolaty treats!

Bourbon Biscuits

Recipe from thelittleloaf

Yields 10-12 biscuits



50g unsalted butter, softened
50g soft light brown sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
110g plain white flour
20g cocoa powder
Pinch salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Few drops - 2 tsp milk, enough to bring the dough together.
1 tbsp caster sugar, for sprinkling


50g unsalted butter, softened
75g icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp bourbon


  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Add butter and brown sugar to a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Butter  mixture should take on a pale light brown colour.
  3. Beat in golden syrup. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  4. Add milk, 2-3 drops at a time until dough comes together. Transfer dough to floured surface and knead for 1-2 minutes. Roll into a rectangle with a 3-4mm thickness. Cut into even rectangles, approximately 6cm x 3cm.
  5. Place on baking tray and prick the surface of the biscuits with a fork.
  6. Chill in fridge for 20 minutes or in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle biscuits with caster sugar just before transferring the baking tray to the oven.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. 
Bourbon filling 
  1. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder. Beat until combined. Add bourbon and give the icing a final mix.
  2. Dollop a heaped teaspoon of filling on a chocolate biscuit and spread out it out evenly. Sandwich the biscuit and filling with a second biscuit.
  3. Repeat until all biscuits are filled.


  1. Those biscuits sound incredible. I love chocolate and bourbon together, can't wait to try these.

  2. YUmmy... the food looks delicious.

  3. Oh I knew I'll love these Bourbon biscuits with chocolate! YUM!

  4. I love Bourbon Nish I end up buying more than a dozen packs at the Indian grocers. Thx for the money saving idea ;)) I've nominated you for an award friend. Go check out my space. Thanks.

  5. Thanks for the award Tisa! :) And glad you appreciate this recipe!

  6. Lovely biscuits! I actually have 3 (maybe 4) canisters of cocoa powder (don't ask) and I've been wondering what to do with them. Perhaps I will make some biscuits. :) Thank you for the friendship request on FoodBuzz. Cheers!

  7. These sandwich cookies do have some awesome flavor ingredients. I think the cookie part alone would be tasty, however, the filling here really does put them in a winning category. Love the touch of bourbon! Delicious post.

  8. I want one! I've never had a burbon biscuit but I'm diffidently want to try one. looking forward to making the recipe. btw gorgeous photos. =)

  9. Sounds delicious , perfect for an afternoon tea!!!

  10. these were my favorite thing while growing up...its been so long i have had one- could you send me some plz :P

  11. YUP - these are now on my soon-to-make list. They look divine! Only 2 tsp of bourbon?! .... lol prob should just double the recipe now.... Thanks!