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Domino Biscuits // 1950s

Updated: May 5, 2020

These bite-sized biscuits aren't just delicious. You can play a full game of dominoes with them! If you have a party coming up and bit of spare time and steady hand to decorate with, definitely give this recipe a try!
Original Recipe: 'Domino Biscuits' (Book 7, 1959)
Speed: 1 hour | Makes: 24


  • 113g plain flour

  • 2 dessertsps. cocoa powder

  • 57g butter or margarine

  • 57g sugar

  • 1 tsp. coffee essence

  • ½ an egg, beaten

  • Water to mix

  • Buttercream (we used chocolate buttercream)

  • 100g dark chocolate

  • White glacé icing



1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C fan (350°F/Gas Mark 4).

2. Sieve flour and cocoa into a medium bowl and rub in the fat.

3. Add the sugar and essence and half of the egg. Mix together and add a little water if needed to make a fairly stiff dough.

4. Roll out to an eighth of an inch thick and cut into 2½ by 1½ inch rectangles. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Then cool on a wire rack.

5. Make a buttercream and sandwich together two biscuits with this.

6. When set, coat with melted dark chocolate (dip straight in and let the excess drain off) and pipe on domino markings using white glacé icing and a writing nozzle.


Original Recipe for 'Domino Biscuits'

'BOOK 7': Good Housekeeping’s Cookery Compendium (1959)

Authors: The Good Housekeeping Institute

Publisher: The National Magazine Co. Ltd. And printed by Letterpress by Sun Printers Ltd. (Watford, England, U.K.)

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