Wedding Baking – Tea Cup Biscuits

Wedding Tea Cup Biscuits

I thought we’d start off with a project that is really simple but definitely one of those finishing touches that will be ooh’d and aah’d over.  By no means limited to weddings these tea cup biscuits can be done for any special occasion  including having the girls round for a brew and a slice of cake!

You will need:

1 quantity of sugar cookie dough recipe here rolled out and chilled.
If you fancy a change from vanilla biscuits you can replace the vanilla bean paste for 2 tsp of rose, lemon or orange blossom extract.
1″ cookie cutter in the shape of your choice
small sharp knife

(see I said it was easy didn’t I?)

Cookies can be made in advance and frozen but will also keep for a couple of weeks in an airtight container.  One batch of dough will make you 50 x 1″ biscuits.

Choose a cookie cutter that reflects the theme of your wedding – butterflies, stars, hearts the list is endless.  Circles will work just as well too.

Cut out all the dough using the cutter.

With a sharp knife cut out a 1/2cm rectangle from the side of each cookie.


Place them onto lined baking trays and chill until hard again in the fridge, this stops them spreading considerably in the oven.

Preheat the oven to 160c Fan/180c/Gas Mark 4.

Bake the cookies one tray at a time in the oven for approx 10 minutes until golden brown on the edges.


Once baked remove from the oven and using the sharp knife again re-trim the rectangular cut out shape.  It will have closed up slightly in the oven and will need to be neatened.

The cookies are soft when taken out of the oven but soon harden up.  If you haven’t got them all trimmed in time pop them in the oven for another minute to soften again.

Cool on the tray for ten minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Get Ahead:  You can make the cookie dough and freeze it if you want to get ahead.   Once baked they will keep for a week in an airtight container.

Job done.  Provide the tea cup biscuits to the venue and ask them to serve them with the tea and coffee.

Wedding Tea Cup Biscuits

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

Finalist on BBC2 The Great British Bake Off

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12 Responses to Wedding Baking – Tea Cup Biscuits

  1. Made With Pink says:

    Love these! They are so cute, and what a perfect treat for tea time.

  2. Jem says:

    Ruth these look fantastic! Even better they'll utilise cutters I already have – I'd seen specific cutters for this shape of biscuit for just under £10 and found that a little rich of my blood, thanks so much for showing another way! :-)

    Jem xXx

  3. MissCakeBaker says:

    Such a great idea and so cute!

  4. Arline says:

    These are such a fab idea and look brilliant! I was thinking of hosting a little afternoon tea at some point during the summer…just a little fun afternoon for the girlies…these would be the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing!x

  5. Kate says:

    These look brilliant! I read the other day about 'wing' shaped cutters that would look brilliant on tea cups- adding one each side of the cup and giving the cup wings so to speak!

    I think they were available through a German online kitchen shop and also Amazon if I remember rightly!

  6. thelittleloaf says:

    These are so cute – will definitely be giving them go. Planning a major baking session before the Royal Wedding so these are one for the menu!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Do you think that these would sit ok on wine glasses too? That way we could use them as wedding favours.

  8. Ruth says:

    Yes, they'll sit on wine glasses too – just tested them! xx

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Ruth!

  10. Karrie says:

    Ruth you may want to alter your page settings as when I re-posted this the text that comes up is a comment instead of you talking? (Just a thought)

  11. Ruth
    I *adore* these biscuits. they are soo cute! such gorgeous images too

    well done, love your site!
    x

  12. Nitin Thacker says:

    Lovely biscuits, great recipes. Thank you for the ideas

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