Lost premiered last night, so I had to do something to celebrate! Kramer and I are huge Lost fans, and we’ve been waiting for this season for almost a year. I figured that the best thing to do would be to make fish biscuits (more info on what they are here). They actually turned out really well! I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and added lemon and orange zest because I thought that they should taste fruity on account of the pink coloring. I also added almond extract, because who doesn’t love almond extract? I topped some of them with turbinado sugar, but I think they look better without it. Anyway, if you want to make your own Dharma Initiative fish biscuits, check out the recipe after the jump!
Round up the ingredients.
Cream together your shortening and sugar (beat for at least 3-5 minutes).
Beat in your eggs, vanilla, corn syrup, and almond extract.
Then zest one lemon and one orange and add that to the batter.
Combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the flour mixture to the batter and combine until just moistened (don’t overbeat or it’ll be dry).
Add a few drops of food coloring at a time until the batter is a salmon-pink color. I used this stencil from Kung Foodie to cut out the fish.
Roll your dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness, cut out your fish and place them on a greased baking sheet. Carve the words “DHARMA” on the fish using a knife, chopstick, or whatever works best for you. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 8 minutes each.
I sprinkled my cookies with turbinado sugar because I’m obsessed. It tasted good, but it looks weird so I wouldn’t suggest it.
Get your Lost on!
- 1¼ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 lemon, zested
- 1 orange, zested
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling the dough out
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- red (or pink) food coloring
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Beat together your shortening and sugar (about 3-5 minutes). Beat in your eggs one at a time, then add your corn syrup, vanilla extract, almond extract, and lemon and orange zest.
- Combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add it to the sugar mixture and beat until just combined. Add a few drops of food coloring at a time and mix until the desired color is achieved.
- Flour a work surface and your rolling pin. Take about a quarter of your dough and roll it out. Use your fish biscuit stencil (located at Kung Foodie) and cut out your fish. Place them on a greased and/or lined cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for about 8 minutes a piece, or until the edges are browned a bit. They might not look done, but they are!
- Allow the cookies to cool for a bit on the sheet and then remove to finish cooling. Store in an air tight container and enjoy! This recipe made about 20 fish biscuits.