Find tried and tested recipes from McCarthy Stone homeowners, teams and the restaurant chefs in our assisted living (Retirement Living PLUS) developments

Honey Bee Biscuits

Soft, sweet and simple to make this recipe for delicate honey shortbread biscuits is perfect for spring.

a stack of pancakes
Posted 04 March 2021
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Prep: 15 minutes (including cooking) Cook: 10 minutes


For the biscuits

  • 250g self raising flour
  • 100g baking fat/butter
  • 75g soft brown sugar
  • 11g ground ginger
  • 100g runny honey
  • 8g ground cinnamon
  • 5g bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 fresh egg (just the yolk)



  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees
  2. Place the baking fat/butter, sugar, honey, ground cinnamon and ground ginger into a saucepan and place onto the heat
  3. Allow the baking fat/butter to completely melt, mix well
  4. Set aside to cool
  5. Add the flour, soft brown sugar and bicarbonate of soda to the cooled mixture and mix well
  6. Add the egg yolk, turn out onto a work surface & knead to for a dough
  7. Roll the mixture into equal sized balls
  8. Place onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray 3” apart to allow the biscuits to spread during cooking
  9. Cook for 8-10 minutes
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