SPCA Treat Week –  Animal Biscuits

SPCA Cup Cake Day is now SPCA Treat Week!

Sign up here : https://www.spca.nz/news-and-events/event/treat-week-2023

From 12-18 June, join us for Treat Week, a week-long extravaganza full of deliciousness for everyone, especially our furry friends!

Our resident Food Guru Albie shared with us her Animal Biscuit recipe!


  • 125g butter
  • 110g white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 280g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 160C and line oven trays with baking paper. 
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and creamy, mix in egg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and combine to make a soft dough. Leave to rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Place the dough on floured bench and roll out thinly. Use cutters to cut into desired shapes. You can use the leftover dough and re-roll to make more shapes. 
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until light golden. Leave to cool, at least 20 minutes. 
  5. While the biscuits are baking, make the royal icing (see recipe)

Royal Icing

  • 1 egg white
  • 250 grams sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • Food colouring and sprinkles, if desired
  1. Use and electric mixer to mix the egg whites until they are light and fluffy. 
  2. Sift in the icing sugar, add the lemon juice, mix on low speed to start
  3. Beat at high speed until combined and smooth
  4. Add food colouring liquid or gel and mix
  5. Add more lemon juice or icing sugar to reach desired consistency
  6. Fill a piping bag and use a very small nozzle or cut off a tiny bit of the corner. Pipe around the edge of the biscuit before filling in the middle. Top with sprinkles if desired. 

Thanks Albie of this epic recipe!



Kimberley Crossman

Kimberley Crossman is a kiwi actress, author, and presenter. Oh and you are currently on her website reading a blog she has written.