Recipe: Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits at

Recipe: Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits

March 19, 2015
I’ve got Luke in the kitchen with me again this week. This time, we wanted to make something easy, tasty, and inspired by spring. I thought what could be better than Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits?

Recipe: Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits at
*This post contains affiliate links*

I love everything about Spring. I love the flowers, I love the greens everywhere, I love pastel colours, I love all the baby animals and I love being able to venture outside for long walks without trudging through the rain. I also love being able to hang my washing up outside rather than having a kitchen full of clothes dryers!

It also gives us more room to bake in our pokey little flat.

Recipe: Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits at

Recipe: Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits at

Recipe: Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits at Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits at

The icing on these shortbread biscuits is seriously amazing!

We use lime and lemon juices to give it a wonderfully refreshing flavour, and of course a drop of green food colouring to give it that spring look.

The lime juice was actually left over juice from a lime we had spare after making our super tasty toddler proof smoothies as well as the juice from half a lemon.

Recipe For Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits

Recipe: Spring Inspired Shortbread Biscuits
Recipe type: Bakes/Biscuits
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
A really fun and easy recipe to make with children - the ingredients are all taste safe (great for younger children), the food cooks quickly and the finished product is very yummy.
  • 175g plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 115g butter
  1. Preheat oven to 150Β°C/300Β°F/Gas Mark 2
  2. Grease a baking tray or use parchment paper
  3. Cream together sugar and butter
  4. Add flour and salt and stir. You will need to get messy and use your hands, perfect for children.
  5. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface to the desired thickness
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and then place on your baking tray in the middle shelf of the oven


Shortbread is a seriously great recipe to make with little ones. It’s relatively mess free; the dough has a texture very similar to play dough; it’s fully edible – no raw eggs etc and there are only three ingredients!


  • Sophie P

    March 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    These look lovely!
    We made biscuits this week too!! #littlechefs

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 19, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      They’re so easy and tasty! :] Thanks for reading xx

  • Morna Piper

    March 20, 2015 at 10:08 am

    These look great and I love the lemon and like icing idea. I feel a bake coming on!

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      The icing is so good. πŸ˜€ Thank you for reading. xx

  • Tenminutesspare

    March 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Sounds delicious! The icing looks fab! We made choc Easter nests this week… It is so much fun baking with little ones (but also messy!) x

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      I would definitely agree with messy, but good for them so it’s all good. πŸ™‚ Just followed you on Twitter, lovely! I read your blog but I didn’t realise I wasn’t following you. πŸ™ Thanks for reading xx

  • Mini Travellers

    March 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I got shot done the other day about icing and told it had to be yellow as it was Easter! Love these though, thanks for sharing. #sundaystars

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 25, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Oh no!! I wanted to make the icing pastel pink at the beginning, but I didn’t have any red food dye left so we had to go with green…green is Spring-y though…makes me think of all the flowers and little lambs! Maybe it’s not Eastery…but still tastes good!! Glad you liked, thank you for reading xx

  • BakedPotatoMummy

    March 25, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    I love shortbread. We made Suzy Pelta’s brown sugar shortbread recently, which was amazing! I love the green icing on these.
    Thanks for linking up with #LittleChefs

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 25, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Oh it’s so good, isn’t it? We make it a lot in our house because it’s so easy and Luke can really get stuck in to helping. I have never made that, but I like the idea of brown sugar. Thanks for reading. xx


    April 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Wow you’re both fab at making biscuits! Good job! I love these – might have to try this too. The twins would adore them xx Jess x

    1. Rachael Robinson

      April 10, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you lovely πŸ™‚ Shortbread’s dead easy to make with little ones, and you can cut out the shapes and it’s just like play dough. Hope you try it, let me know how it goes. xx

  • Sara@HandyHerbs

    May 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Great idea. I’m a lover of spring too πŸ™‚ Fab that there are only 3 ingredients.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Shortbread is awesome to make with kids, it’s has the same consistency as play dough- or similar. It’s great for little ones to explore. And fully edible, no raw eggs! Xx

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Prev Post Next Post
*Some links on this blog may be affiliate links. Lukeosaurus And Me is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to
%d bloggers like this: