Biscuit Barrel

A batch of biscuits cooling on a wire tray is a lovely treat in the home.




PREP TIME 40mins

COOK TIME 15mins



  • 250g butter
  • 250g Huletts White Sugar
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 600g wheat cake flour
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 5ml salt
  • 25ml water


  • 200ml prepared Royal or glace icing
  • Hundreds and thousands
  • Silver balls
  • 30ml each of white chocolate chips, cranberries, chopped nuts, cherries
  • 50g Huletts Caramel Sugar
  • 2ml Cinnamon
  • 30ml cocoa



  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla essence and the eggs.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients together. Add to the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Divide into 4 equal pieces.


  1. Roll out the first piece to a thickness of 3mm and cut out into shapes. Once baked decorate with icing and hundreds and 1000s.
  2. Add 30 ml white choc chips, 30 ml chopped nuts, 30 ml chopped cranberries and 30 ml chopped cherries. Roll into small balls and press lightly with your thumb.
  3. Roll into balls and then roll the balls in a mixture of Huletts Caramel Sugar and cinnamon. Place on a baking tray and flatten with the back of a spoon.
  4. Add 30 ml cocoa to the mixture. Mix very well until completely incorporated. Roll out and cut into shapes. Decorate with icing and silver balls.


  1. Place all of the biscuits on greased baking sheets. Bake for about 8 minutes until gold and crispy.
  2. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks.

Top tips

Space Them Out

Always space the biscuits in neat rows on your baking tray with enough room for spreading.  This way they will bake evenly giving you a professional looking biscuit.


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Conversion Table

Cups Tablespoons Grams
Butter 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g
Flour/Sifted 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 30g/27g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 40g/35g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 60g/55g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 120g/110g
Granulated Sugar 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 50g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 65g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 100g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 200g
Brown Sugar/ Firmly Packed 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 45g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 60g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 90g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 180g
Water 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 114g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g