How to Bake: Peter Rabbit™ Movie Inspired Party Biscuits with Honeywell Bakes

15th January 2018

To celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated Peter Rabbit™ movie, at cinemas 16th March, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Honeywell Bakes to create some Peter Rabbit™ movie inspired biscuits, perfect for when you’re hosting a Peter Rabbit themed party for your little ones or even as an early Easter treat for family and friends. What better way to join in all the Peter Rabbit fun than with this beautiful biscuit recipe that you can enjoy with your family and friends or with a cup of tea and a book?

how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits


You’ll Need

  • A selection of vegetable cookie cutters (we used carrot & radish shapes) & an oval shaped cookie cutter
  • White ready to roll icing (also called fondant or sugar paste icing, available from most supermarkets)
  • Food colours (we used Sugarflair in the following colours, but any gel food colours should work):
  • Chesnut brown, dark brown, egg yellow, dusky pink, royal blue, mint green, ruby red, tangerine (orange), apple green, liquorice (black)
  • Clean paintbrushes
  • Clean paint palette
  • Water

Ingredients: Makes approximately 20 biscuits

  • 300 plain flour
  • 100 self raising flour
  • 125 cold butter, diced
  • 125 caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


Preheat oven to 175C

1. Mix both flours and the sugar together, then rub in the butter until breadcrumb consistency is achieved.

2. Add syrup, egg and vanilla essence and combine until the dough comes together.

3. Roll out the dough and cut out vegetable and oval shapes. Re-roll and cut shapes until all the dough is used.

4. Place on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown

5. Allow to cool

6. Roll out white icing, then cut shapes to match your biscuits. Brush your biscuits with a little water, which will ensure the icing sticks to the biscuit.

7. Carefully add the icing to the top of the biscuits.

Now for the fun part – paint your biscuits using food colours!

Our Top 6 Edible Painting Tips:

1. Always begin with lighter colours and build up, finishing with dark colours last.

2. Add water to the food colours in the palette, but only a little. The lighter you want the colour, the more water you should add.

3. Dry your brush on a kitchen towel to take off some of the excess water before painting on the biscuit.

4. Allow layers of paint to dry before moving to a new colour.

5. Practice makes perfect! Get a feel for the paint on some excess icing, we often roll and cut the shapes out of icing and practice on that before paint on a biscuit.

6. Allow to dry for several hours before serving. The biscuits will keep for a month in an airtight container.

How to create: Peter Rabbit

1. Beginning with a light chestnut brown, paint the outline of the rabbit.

2. Fill in with chestnut brown, leaving the inside of the ears white for now.

how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits with edible paint
how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits with edible paint
how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits with edible paint
how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits with edible paint

3. Paint the inside of the ears with a pale dusky pink.

4. Paint the eyes using chestnut brown, and outline with liquorice.

how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits with edible paint
how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits with edible paint

5. Next, paint the blue coat, starting off with a pale blue and adding darker blue to achieve depth.

4. Lastly, using a little dark brown on a fine paintbrush, add some fur details to Peter, and using liquorice (black), add whiskers and nose details.

how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits with edible paint
how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits with edible paint
how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits

How to create: The Carrots

1. Using tangerine orange, paint a light orange on the carrot ‘body’.

2. Next add a light mint green leaves.

3. Use a more concentrated tangerine orange to add darker areas to the carrots, and then do the same to the leaves using apple green.

4. Lastly, add line detail to the carrots with chestnut brown.

How to create: The Radishes

1. Paint the radish with a light ruby red, leaving a highlight area very pale pink.

2. Add leaves using mint green.

3. Go back over the radish, adding a darker ruby red to give depth. Leave the highlight pale pink.

how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits
how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits

Impress your guests by serving at a Peter Rabbit themed party or even as an early Easter treat!

We’d love to see your creations – share them on Instagram and tag us or ask us questions at @honeywellbakes.

how to bake and decorate peter rabbit themed biscuits

Happy baking!


  • Sara Gallagher

    10.02.2018 at 06:16 Reply

    Wow these are incredible!! So creative.
    What a talented team. Would love to win these to share with my daughter, son and nieces who love Peter rabbit. Xx

  • Louise kasparian

    10.02.2018 at 06:48 Reply

    I love the peter rabbit faces and the radishes. In the original stories Peter was actually eating radishes and not carrots. Over time it was said he ate carrots and that it how he was drawn in pictures too.

  • Emma Allen

    10.02.2018 at 07:10 Reply

    Wow they are fantastic….!

  • Joanna perry

    10.02.2018 at 07:15 Reply

    The biscuits look amazing my little girl is obsessed with peter rabbit ? My favourite biscuit is custard cream

  • Lois Hillier

    10.02.2018 at 07:19 Reply

    White chocolate cookies are a treat! But anything home made wins!

  • Jemma Gittens

    10.02.2018 at 07:24 Reply

    These look incredible…. I’m sure that my tribe could devour these in seconds!

  • Elizabeth nichols

    10.02.2018 at 07:27 Reply

    We’re looking forward to taking my niece and nephew to watch the film! We love biscuits we have the recipe so we could make them ourselves

  • Laura eastham

    10.02.2018 at 07:31 Reply

    Amazing art work think I will try a carrot ?

  • Clare Barker

    10.02.2018 at 07:34 Reply

    Love the digestive thins.

    These biscuits look simply incredible

  • Laura Greenwood

    10.02.2018 at 07:39 Reply

    They’re fantastic!

  • Kelly Lenney

    10.02.2018 at 07:42 Reply

    These are so beautiful, I wouldn’t want to eat them ? Think I would frame them ?, my favourite biscuits ever are ginger biscuits !

  • Tanya Kendall

    10.02.2018 at 07:43 Reply

    Fabulous biscuits. My family love chocolate chip cookies.

  • Vivienne Taylor

    10.02.2018 at 07:47 Reply

    We have tried these biscuits at our granddaughter’s party, they went just like that, all the children & adults loved them.

  • Katherine lewis

    10.02.2018 at 07:49 Reply

    These are amazing biscuit the creator is truly creative! I absolutely love peter rabbit as do both my children

  • Paula Barker

    10.02.2018 at 07:52 Reply

    This recipe sounds delicious,my favourite biscuit is a chocolate digestive but I am going to try yours,don’t know how my rabbits will turn out though as I’m not a very good artist ????

  • Jessica Berry

    10.02.2018 at 07:55 Reply

    I love the peter rabbit one, it looks so much like him. Brings back childhood memories for me and it’s lovely my kids now love peter rabbit too.

  • Laura Garrod

    10.02.2018 at 07:57 Reply

    Lovely! These look fab! We love a lemon crunch biscuit in our house ?

  • Catherine weaves

    10.02.2018 at 08:04 Reply

    I love peter rabbit and biscuits, the perfect combination in my eyes – ginger nut are up there with my faves

  • Emma Rittman

    10.02.2018 at 08:13 Reply

    These are lovely

  • Kim nutley

    10.02.2018 at 08:18 Reply

    These look amazing such a talented painter I might give this a go but pretty sure mine won’t look like these ? thanks for the Happy baking tip ????

  • Lois Richardson

    10.02.2018 at 08:25 Reply

    Love the classic shortbread biscuit. These look fantastic. Amazing attention to detail.

  • Lesley warman

    10.02.2018 at 08:35 Reply

    Shortbread . Must try these they look great thank you for sharing

  • Tracy high

    10.02.2018 at 08:45 Reply

    These look amazing – we love home made gingerbread rabbits ?- gingerbread men cutter upside down x

  • Jackie wilkinson

    10.02.2018 at 08:49 Reply

    These are beautiful bisciuts looking forward to making them. My favourite biscuits are chocolate digestives.

  • Jo bastone

    10.02.2018 at 09:20 Reply

    So amazing! Really talented artist!
    I will try with pistachio based biscuits as they are my favourite

  • Molly Bell

    10.02.2018 at 09:21 Reply

    Hello, love anything all Peter Rabbit as there’s is a family connection with Beatrix Potter. I love Peter and Jemimia.

    Lovely biscuits, just made a batch!

  • Judith Atkinson

    10.02.2018 at 09:25 Reply

    They look amazing, I’m sure mine wouldn’t look anywhere near as good! Fabulous!

  • Kaye bent

    10.02.2018 at 09:25 Reply

    Me and my 5 year old son who is adhd and autistic we are reading peter rabbit just now at nights such a cute collection I loved watching peter rabbit when I was younger to such a cute clothing collection

  • Sarah Angus

    10.02.2018 at 09:36 Reply

    Love love love shortbread biscuits!

  • Laura Chapman

    10.02.2018 at 09:40 Reply

    These look amazing!

  • Mrs RITA Greenslade

    10.02.2018 at 09:44 Reply

    Love the biscuits will get cracking and bake them for my grandson, he will love them

  • sarah Teare-Kermeen

    10.02.2018 at 10:34 Reply

    My favourite biscuit out of the above selection is the Peter rabbit design, pretty sure I could never replicate them myself though.
    I love a chocolate digestive.

  • Zoe Farnham

    10.02.2018 at 10:59 Reply

    Beautiful! We will definitely be challenging ourselves this half term! We have Oliver, Evellyn and Arthur whose personalities are that of Peter, Lilly and Benjamin having watched the show so many times!!! Maybe we’ll save some for the movie release March 16th. Xx

  • Karen semple

    10.02.2018 at 11:48 Reply

    My favourite biscuit is the custard cream always love them especially with a cuppa.x

  • Charmaine smith

    10.02.2018 at 12:46 Reply

    My children are going to love making these ? We did everything peter rabbit for my son there brother before and after he died sadly little things now like this keep the memory of him alive beautiful peter rabbit is so heartwarming xxxx

  • Catherine Fazackerley

    10.02.2018 at 13:51 Reply

    How wonderful ! Just beautiful , would love to be able to make them as good as yours are made ! My favourite bisciut flavour to make these in would be Lemon and Orange , St . Clements . ????????

  • Paisley whyte

    10.02.2018 at 14:39 Reply

    Well this is fabulous! ?? xxx

  • Tara Chandler

    10.02.2018 at 22:22 Reply

    I love all biscuits but if I had to pick just one it would be a caramelised one

  • Tara Chandler

    10.02.2018 at 22:24 Reply

    Caramelised biscuit

  • Sarah-Jade Rigler

    10.02.2018 at 22:26 Reply

    My favourite biscuit is the classic chocolate digestive

  • Carmel leonard

    10.02.2018 at 22:51 Reply

    My favourite biscuit is short bread. Would love to win the Peter rabbit biscuits please for my children who love Peter rabbit x

  • Martina

    11.02.2018 at 08:56 Reply

    Looks amazing! Favourite biscuit is oatmeal

  • Susan Blount

    11.02.2018 at 09:50 Reply

    Thank you for sharing this, what a clever idea, you’ve inspired me to start baking and get out the paintbrushes with my son. I must say though after creating these works of art I wouldn’t want to eat them ?

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