Frosted Cherry Rings

Posted on October 15, 2013 in Biscuits


These shortbread type biscuits are studded with candied cherries and drizzled with a sweet glaze, they did not disappoint! I was quite pleased at how the red from the cherries gave a marbled effect in the biscuit dough. The dough for these biscuits is rather dry and crumbly until you work it with your hands, it then comes together into workable dough. I have made these biscuits before using lemons however this time I wanted to try another citrus fruit so I went for limes. Both work very well in this recipe.


120g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

80g golden caster sugar

1 egg yolk

finely grated zest of 1/2 a lemon or lime

200g plain flour

50g finely chopped glace cherries

Ingredients for Icing:

80g icing sugar, sifted

1 1/2 tbsp lemon or lime juice

Preheat the oven to 200°C . Lightly grease two baking trays. Cream the butter and the caster sugar until pale and fluffy.


Beat in the egg yolk and lemon/lime rind. Sift in the flour, stir and then add the glade cherries, mixing with your hands to a soft dough.


Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 5mm thick.




Stamp out 8cm rounds using a biscuit cutter. Then stamp out the centre of each round with a 2.5cm cutter and place the rings onto the prepared baking trays. Re-roll any trimmings and more biscuits.


Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes, until firm and golden. Allow to cool on the baking trays for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. For the frosting mix the icing sugar to a smooth paste with the lemon/lime juice. Drizzle over the biscuits and leave to set.



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  • Reply Wood's Good March 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Nice cookies 🙂 Great baking blog.

    • Reply Emma March 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Thank you

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