YoYo Biscuits are the biscuits MoM Member Lisa has been making since she was a little girl.  In fact it’s the only recipe she knows by heart!

We can see why it’s always been a favourite … YoYo biscuits are always so buttery and crumbly and the icing in the centre is a sweet surprise.

Have a little fun with your YoYo Biscuits;

  • Add some food colouring to the icing (it doesn’t really hold its colour in the actual biscuit mixture)
  • Add one or two Dollar Sweets Cachous to the centre of the flower.
  • Dip one section of your YoYo biscuits into melted chocolate and allow to dry as is or sprinkle with sprinkles while the chocolate is still a little wet.
  • Switch up the flavour of your icing – add a little orange juice, a little drop of your favourite spirit or some lime zest and a little juice.


  • 170g Butter
  • 170g Plain Flour
  • 60g Custard powder
  • 60g Icing sugar


  1. Beat butter and sugar until white
  2. Add sifted flour and custard powder and mix until combined
  3. Roll into small balls and press down with a fork or use a biscuit forcer to make lovely shapes
  4. Bake in a moderate oven until just crisp - do not brown. Takes approx 10 mins
  5. Allow to cool on a rack before icing
  6. Make some icing with a tsp of melted butter and icing sugar. Add a little water and combine until thick enough to spread on biscuits and join 2 biscuits together

Yoyo Biscuits are of course top of the list, but if you're a really big biscuit fan, you might like to try some of these recipes:

  • Can’t believe how little ingredients go into these, they are so cute, my daughter will flip over these


  • Sounds simple yet versatile. Love this recipe.


  • These look delicious


  • These sound amazing! I can’t wait to try and make them!


  • Oh I remember these biscuit press thingies from a million years ago!


  • They looks great to eat.


  • So simple…i must try it with my toddler. I think he will have a fan cutting cookies and eating them when baked


  • Lovely recipe – and your tips for switching flavours are great!


  • Love your YO-YO’s recipe,they look great!


  • Thank you for this as had misplaced my recipe for them and so my biscuit press has been lonely.


  • super cute, would be so yum with a hot cuppa


  • Been ages since I had these, thanks for posting!


  • I had totally forgotten about these type of biscuits, thank you for putting this up here.


  • Ohhh I really wa t to give these a go!!


  • These would be great for morning or afternoon tea with a cuppa (-:


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