I love Burberry. The scarves, trench coats, shirts… Their classic tartan pattern looks great on pretty much anything. So why not put it on a cookie? Bonus reason: my friend Aileen is also a big Burberry fan so this would make the perfect treat to bring her to work and make her day =) Here is how to make them:

Burberry Cookies

Makes 24 cookies
  • 12 tbsp butter (1½ sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups flour
  • One 2lb bag of confectioner sugar
  • ⅓ cup meringue powder
  • ¾ cup water
  • food coloring (brown, red, black)

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and any flavorings and mix on medium speed to incorporate.
  3. Add the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
  4. Cut and bake the cookies at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  5. To make royal icing, place confectioner sugar, meringue powder and water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute then increase to high speed and mix for 8 minutes. Split the icing in 4 bowls and add colors.

First let’s make the cookies. For detailed recipe instructions on how to make the dough, click here.

I am using a Scotty dog cookie cutter I found at SurLaTable. Aren’t they cute?:

The Burberry pattern is multi-dimensional with stripes of red, white and black criss-crossing and mixing with each other. It can be pretty tricky to replicate but here is an easy way. Start with a base coat of brown:

Add thin lines of red criss-crossing each other:

Now add black lines in groups of 3 and center them between the red lines:

Finally, fill in the spaces between the black lines with white lines. White lines go over red line but do not cross black lines:


Here are all the steps in one shot:

Happy Baking!!!