Diwali Biscuits Recipe

Involve the whole family in preparing trays of eggless biscuits, to share with family, friends and colleagues during Diwali.


Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes



Recipe Ingredients

  • 250 g     SPAR butter
  • 250 ml   SPAR castor sugar
  •   15 ml   rosewater
  • 625 ml  SPAR cake flour
  • 250 ml dessicated coconut    

Recipe Method

  1. Preheat oven 200 ºC, with the oven shelf set at one above centre position. Grease or paper-line large baking tins.
  2. Cream the butter and castor sugar together until creamy white.
  3. Blend in the remaining ingredients to a workable ball of dough.
  4. Press out half the dough to +-3mm thickness, onto a floured work top. Cut out star shapes using a cookie cutter. Gather the in-between pieces together into a ball, then re-press and cut out more until all the dough is used. Repeat with the remaining half of dough.
  5. Transfer onto the prepared baking tins, and bake for 10 minutes.  
  6. Lift onto a cake cooling rack to cool and crispen.  

Hints & Tips

Dip into melted chocolate to coat halfway, or dredge with sieved SPAR icing sugar, or spread brightly coloured water icing over cooled and crisp biscuits using a palette knife dipped in hot water.  Decorate using glitter icing tubes, and sparkly edible accessories such as silver dragees, assorted star sprinkles, SPAR red or green glazed cherries, glace ginger, chocolate chips and so on, to create a colourful firework display!
If you live in a humid climate, ensure the iced biscuits are stored in an airtight container in the fridge or in an air-conditioned environment, or all your hard work may be spoilt as the biscuit and icing absorb moisture from the damp air.

NB: Preparation time does not include decoration time which, depending on how fancy you get, could take quite a while.