Cake & Cookie Recipes > Bourbon Biscuits

How to make bourbon biscuits:
A real old favourite from the UK, this biscuit was created in 1910 by the Peek Freans biscuit company. It is basically two chocolate biscuits sandwiched together with a chocolate flavoured cream filling and this recipe attempts to replicate the biscuit.


4oz plain flour
1/2 level teaspoon baking powder
1/2 oz cocoa
2oz butter
2oz caster/superfine sugar
1 level tablespoon golden syrup
a little granulated sugar for coating the biscuits.

for filling:

1oz plain chocolate melted
1 1/2 tablespoons water
2oz icing/confectioner's sugar sifted
vanilla extract to taste
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Sift together flour, baking powder and cocoa.
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy and beat in syrup.
- Stir in half of the flour mixture.
- Turn dough on to working surface and knead in remaining flour mixture.
- Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Sprinkle top with granulated sugar and press in with rolling pin.
- Cut dough into neat fingers (approx. 1 x 2 1/2 inches).
- Lift on to greased baking sheet.
- Prick each biscuit 2 or 3 times with a fork.
- Bake at 325oF/160oC/gas mark 3 for 15-20 minutes.
- Cool.
- Beat all remaining ingredients for filling together.
- Sandwich biscuits together in pairs.