Sophie Conran’s Elderflower Fairy Wand Biscuits

To celebrate the summer and the imminent elderflower harvest we’ve teamed up with celebrity cook Sophie Conran to develop some magical elderflower cordial children’s recipes, and with the help of the Elder Fairy, we hope to encourage little chefs to roll up their sleeves and do some baking too! Sophie explains: “Belvoir’s elderflower cordial is a delicious summer drink but I love using it as a cooking ingredient too. It adds a sweet, subtle floral flavour that’s irresistible.”, and she wisely advises lots of fun when decorating these biscuits: “Decorate your biscuits to your heart’s content! I like edible glitter, candied lemon, edible flowers and jelly tots. Cookies are great to decorate with children, just fill bowls with lots of different things to decorate with and have fun!”

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Sophie Conran’s Elderflower Fairy Wand Biscuits

Ingredients

for the Biscuits…

400g Plain Flour
150g Caster Sugar
150g Butter (Cubed)
2 tbsp Golden Syrup
100ml Elderflower cordial

for the Elderflower Icing…

4 heaped tbsp icing sugar
2 tbsp elderflower cordial

Method

for the Biscuits…

Pre heat the oven to 220°C.
Sift the flour into a bowl and add the cubed butter. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
Heat the elderflower cordial and golden syrup in a small pan. Pour into the flour and butter mixture and add the sugar.
Continue to mix all the ingredients together with your hands until it comes together in a ball.
Remove and divide into two balls and place on a floured surface.
Butter a large baking tray.
Roll out the first ball of cookie dough and using a cookie cutter of your choice cut into shapes.
Wrap the second ball in cling film and freeze.
Place on the baking tray and cook for 8 minutes. Cool on a rack before decorating.

for the Elderflower Icing…

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Feel free to add a little colouring, depending on how you plan to decorate your biscuits.