Published On: Thu, Aug 29th, 2019

Bee and honeycomb shortbread

This simple shortbread is quick and easy to make, leaving time to focus on decoration!

Whether settling down for a night on the sofa or out in the garden with an afternoon cup of tea, a bee and honeycomb shortbread will always go down a treat.

bee and honeycomb shortbread

Bee and honeycomb shortbread

Author Lakeland


For the shortbread

  • 200 g butter, softened
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 2 large free-range egg yolks
  • 400 g plain flour
  • 2-4 milk

To serve

  • honey to glaze
  • icing sugar to dust


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg yolks and sieve in the flour and mix until well combined.

  3. Add enough milk to make a soft dough and bring together with your hands. Wrap in clingfilm and place in the fridge for 20 minutes to chill.

  4. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out to approx 1cm (1⁄2in) thick. Using an 8cm (31⁄4in) patterned round cutter, cut out circles of dough. Dust the cookie stamps with flour and press firmly into the shortbread until each is stamped, dusting the stamps with flour after every press.

  5. Place as many shortbread rounds as will fit onto your baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until slightly golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Repeat with further batches until all your shortbread is baked.

  6. To serve, brush with a little honey to glaze or dust with icing sugar.

Find more biscuit recipes here, or continue the bee theme with this cake!

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