A gluten free biscuit – on a wand you say?

We’re a tad obsessed (well a lot obsessed actually) with all things The Nutcracker here – and the film hasn’t even released yet. We were always Nutcracker nuts and then my eldest daughter had the opportunity to be in the film as an extra so we KNOW who incredible it is going to be and simply cannot wait to see it at the weekend!

So in preparation for our long-planned Nutcracker Christmas themed party we had a practice run with these gorgeous little ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ wand biscuits. We’ll be waving them at the screen at the cinema but they would be perfect for any budding princess too!


Gluten Free 'Magic Wand' Biscuits
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This recipe is perfect for kids parties, wedding favours or just to munch with a cuppa. They are also a great option as a sweet treat in a lunchbox as they don't crumble into a gritty powder by the time your kid gets the lunchbox to school.

The recipe is super reliable and easy to make (and dairy free margarine also works a treat) - so let's crack on!

Course: Snack
  1. Using the freestanding mixer, beat together the caster sugar and butter (or dairy free margarine) until light and creamy
  2. Spoon the golden syrup into the mixture and beat gently until all mixed in thoroughly

  3. Add in the beaten egg and stir in or beat slowly until loosely incorporated then increase the speed of your mixer and beat for about 30 seconds to a minute
  4. Add in all the dry ingredients and mix on a medium to high speed until the mixture starts to come together and comes away from the side of the mixing bowl.
  5. Stop beating!
  6. Pop the dough in the fridge for half an hour or so to help it firm up. It is worth being patient and following this step otherwise the dough gets almost greasy and doesn't roll out so well
  7. On a floured surface, kneed the dough for a few minutes (you will be amazed at this stage that the dough doesn't fall apart in your hands - it's amazing!)
  8. Roll out to around half a centimetre and cut small star shapes to your hearts content

  9. Gently push a small six inch dowel (I buy them as candy sticks from amazon) into the base of the biscuit shape - firming the dough gently around the stick.

  10. If your kitchen is really warm or you are baking these in the summer, you might want to pop them into the fridge again briefly to help firm them back up again. This will help stop them spreading in the oven
  11. Bake for around 30 minutes at which point they will start to go slightly golden around the edges. Check after 25 minutes if you oven tends to run on the hot side.
  12. Cool on a wire rack
To ice your biscuits - head over here for the best instructions on how to ice biscuits with kids! https://www.wildmamawildtribe.com/ice-biscuits-soooo-easy-know/
  1. I like to tie a tiny strip of tulle around the base of the biscuit like a little fairy skirt although you could use a little ribbon bow instead x

Recipe Notes

You will need: A free standing mixer or large mixing bowl and hand held mixer Baking Tray Oven preheated to 130 degrees centigrade

Biscuit shaped like wand