Fish Biscuits
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Serves: 20 biscuits
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at