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Mummybread Biscuits

Prep Time 30 minutes
Baking Time 15 minutes
Baking Pan Rose Gold Smart Stack Bakeware 7 Piece Set
Serves 14-18


  • 50g butter
  • 130g brown sugar
  • ½ cup golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Black gel food colour
  • 2 ½ cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Small candy eyeballs
Royal Icing
  • 2 ½ cups pure icing sugar, sifted*
  • 1 egg white
  • ½  teaspoon lemon juice

Step 1

In a small saucepan, combine butter, sugar and golden syrup over a low heat and stir until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Pour into a large bowl and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Add egg, vanilla essence and black food Colour Gel to the butter and stir to combine. Sift over the flour, spices, bicarb soda, baking powder and salt and mix until it forms a dough.

Step 3

Turn out onto a floured bench top and knead until smooth (adding a little extra flour if needed). Shape the dough into a disk, wrap in cling film, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 160°C (fan forced). Line two baking trays with baking paper. Divide the dough in two and leave one half wrapped in cling film. Generously flour your bench top and roll the first batch of dough until 5mm thick. Cut cookies from the dough and place on prepared trays. Repeat with remaining dough.

Step 5

Bake for 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool on trays for 10 minutes to cool before transferring to a wire to cool completely.

Step 6

To make the royal icing, combine the egg white and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk with a fork to combine. Add the sifted icing sugar and mix until you have a very thick (but still pipeable) royal icing. Transfer to a piping back fitted with a small ruffle tip.

Step 7

To decorate, stick some candy eyeballs onto the biscuits and then pipe on the mummy bandages. Set aside to set completely.


  • Uncooked dough will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge if covered in cling wrap and stored in an airtight container
  • Baked and iced cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to 5 days.





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