Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuits

I LOVE Bourbon creams. Hobnobs are like, super biscuit, but Bourbon Creams are something else. Me and Jo used to buy a pack and sit in my bed reading Harry Potter. They bring back lots of lovely memories. So, obviously, I had to try to make Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuits!

I’m not sure why I haven’t before, to be honest. Perhaps because you can buy a pack for 40p. But, I was bored, wanted to try something different and had everything I thought I’d need to make Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuits in my cupboards.

Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuits in a tower

I did make two batches. The first was heart shaped and huge. The mix was good, but a little too crumbly, so I adapted it a little to try again with a traditional finger shape. They were amazing. I absolutely love them. We’re making another batch in the morning because The Boy wants to help me!

Ingredients

For the Biscuit

  • 125g Plain flour
  • 2tsp Baking powder
  • 2tbsp Cocoa
  • 70g Butter
  • 55g Caster Sugar
  • 1tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Pinch of salt

For the Filling

  • 30g Butter
  • 70g Icing sugar
  • ½ cap Vanilla essence
  • 2tbsp Cocoa
  • Splash of milk

Homemade Bourbon Cream ingredients

Method

I use maple syrup, but golden syrup would work just as well. Maybe even better.

To start, preheat the oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease a large baking tray.

Add all of the ingredients for the biscuit to a large mixing bowl and mix until it forms a dough. That’s it really.

Except that it won’t form a dough. Exactly. Sort of. After a while. It’s a very dry mixture, and you will be tempted to add more butter or an egg. Don’t. Just keep mixing.

dry mixture in bowl

Eventually, the dough will start to resemble wet sand. This is when you stop mixing and start using your hands. Mold it into a dough. Bits will fall off; it will be very crumbly. That’s fine.

wet dough

Roll the dough out to around 3-4mm. As you are rolling, bits may crumble off, patch it up and carry on!

rolled biscuit dough

If you’ve got something bourbon shaped, use it to cut them. Alternatively, use a sharp knife. You could even use a ruler to make sure they are all even. I used a piece of card from a superglue packet. Mine were not uniform, Mary Berry and New Mary Berry would have a fit! Cut an even number; I think I got 30 out of mine.

Place on a baking tray, prick with a fork, so your Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuits look like the real thing and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

biscuits on baking tray

Once cooked, cool on a wire rack and make your buttercream.

This one is that easy. Add the sugar, butter vanilla and cocoa to a bowl and mix. Add a tiny bit of milk if it needs it. But, a little bit makes a huge difference, so tiny tiny bits.

Once the biscuits are cool, spread with cream and make a sandwich. You can eat them straight away. I did!

inside of a Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuit

I think now I’ve conquered Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuits it might be time to have a go at custard creams.

Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuits with a cup of tea

Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuits

Homemade Bourbon Cream Biscuits
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Bourbon Biscuits are my all time favourites. These are easy to make, and perfect dipped in tea!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Servings: 15 Biscuits
Calories: 70 kcal
Author: Donna
Ingredients
For the Biscuit
  • • 125g Plain flour
  • • 2tsp Baking powder
  • • 2tbsp Cocoa
  • • 70g Butter
  • • 55g Caster Sugar
  • • 1tbsp Maple Syrup
  • • Pinch of salt
For the Filling
  • • 30g Butter
  • • 70g Icing sugar
  • • ½ cap Vanilla essence
  • • 2tbsp Cocoa
  • • Splash of milk
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease a large baking tray
  2. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir together with a wooden spoon
  3. Once the mixture resembles wet sand, use your hand to push it into a ball
  4. Roll out to around 3mm thick
  5. Cut into fingers
  6. Place on the baking tray and use a fork to prick
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  8. Then leave to cool on a wire rack
For the buttercream filling
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and add a splash of milk if needed
  2. Spread half the biscuits with buttercream and place another on top, like a sandwich
Recipe Notes

Prep time includes cooling

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