Supercute Smiley Faces

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Let’s face it, we’re all in need of a little something to smile about just now.  While not solving the world’s problems, these biscuits should certainly bring some brightness to your day.  These are made with a simple empire biscuit recipe, but with added sprinkles for joy.  I used a smiley face cookie cutter set from Lakeland – but if you don’t have one you can just use a round cutter and make the eyes and mouth yourself with a sharp knife.

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Pretzel Caramel Shortbread

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Wow, this is a traybake of dreams!  Imagine this… buttery shortbread, goey caramel, salty pretzels, and a drizzle of chocolate.  They all combine in this recipe to make a delicious treat.  Caramel shortbread (or millionaire’s shortbread as I knew it growing up) can be really sweet, but the pretzels stop this becoming too sickly. Make it yourself if you don’t believe me!

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Totally tropical pineapple and flamingo biscuits

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I am obsessed by anything tropical.  I’ve got flamingo wallpaper in my flat, pineapple ornaments, and clothes covered in both.  So obviously it made sense to me to put my favourite things into biscuit form.  I was lucky enough to be given a pineapple shaped cookie cutter and found a flamingo one in a baking shop, but if you don’t have any then Amazon will sort you out so you can also experience some edible tropical joy!

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Superfun Confetti Shortbread

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You might have noticed there’s been a bit of a trend for confetti cakes recently, and why not?  Cake that’s already pretty delicious made more pretty with little bursts of colour?  I’ll take that!  But it got me thinking about what else could be improved with sprinkles, and I decided to go with shortbread.  I hope you’ll agree it’s a success.