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Mango & coconut chick biscuits

Mango & coconut chick biscuits

Adorable fruity biscuits that are great fun to make

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  • Makes20
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare25 mins
  • Cook12 mins
  • Total time37 mins
  • Pluschilling and cooling. Cook 12-14 minutes

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  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 British Blacktail Free Range Large Egg
  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • ½ tsp yellow gel food colouring
  • 75g apricot jam, warmed and sieved
  • 180g pack dried mango
  • 1 Edible glue, for sticking
  • 44 edible eyes (from a 25g pack)


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until it starts to turn pale. Add the vanilla extract, break in the egg, then stir until combined. Mix in the flour, baking powder and ¼ tsp fine salt until the dough holds together. Wrap and chill in the freezer for 15-30 minutes to firm up.

  2. Preheat the oven to 170°C, gas mark 3. Line 2 large baking trays with parchment. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 0.5cm. Cut about 20-22 x 7cm rounds using a cutter (fluted looks good). Transfer to the lined baking trays and bake for 12-14 minutes, until just golden. Remove and leave to cool on the trays.

  3. Mix the coconut and yellow food colouring in a large bowl. Brush a thin layer of jam over the top of each biscuit, then press each one into the coconut and coat generously.

  4. Using scissors, cut triangular pieces of mango for wings and lots of little triangles to make beaks (and feet if you wish). Using the edible glue, stick the eyes in position, just above the middle of each biscuit. Glue the larger mango triangles for wings, then follow with the beaks under the eyes.

Cook’s tip

If you’re not a coconut fan, mix yellow food colouring with granulated sugar and use that to thinly coat the biscuits instead.


Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe


713kJ/ 170kcals



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