Hi, Friends

Today’s recipe is inspired by 2 things:

  1. Ted Lasso
  2. The love I have for my family and friends who are family.

Have you watched Ted Lasso yet? If you have and you love it, we would probably be friends.

I discovered the show over the summer and then watched every episode of the 2nd season each Friday night this fall. The show itself is amazing but for the first time in a long time, I found a shared experience around a tv show.

Let me explain.

Back in the day when The Office and Parks & Rec were on TV, I would host a group of friends and they would come over every Thursday night to watch these shows and hang out. It was a great way to build community and catch up with each other. Fast forward to today and binge culture when most shows release every episode at the same time, waiting for a new Ted Lasso each week made Fridays so much better. I found myself having conversations with coworkers about the show and how much we all loved it.

Another reason why I loved The Office and Parks & Rec was because of the writing and the storylines. Yes, they were comedies but there was depth and real character development. There’s a reason why Ted Lasso dominated the Emmys this year and it’s because of the writing and encouraging storylines.

So, if you have seen the show, you will understand why I had to blog about this recipe.

First these aren’t actually “biscuits” as we know them in America. Biscuits in England are basically shortbread cookies. When I visited London a few years ago, the hotel room was stocked with tea (aka hot brown water) and walkers shortbread cookies aka biscuits.

In the show, the main character gives these biscuits to his boss each day in a pink box and calls it “biscuits with the boss.” In fact, one of my favorite lines from the episode is, “You got some kind of food or something that just teleports you right back home and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy?” The look that Rebecca gives Ted after he asks that question is priceless. And I think many of feel that way about certain foods.

With the Holidays quickly approaching, I thought this would be a fun gift to give friends and family. The ingredients are affordable and the recipe is very easy to make. And if you’re looking for the pink boxes, I found them on Etsy and Amazon.




Shortbread “Biscuits”

  • 65 minutes
  • 4 ingredients
  • 7 steps


  • 1 cup or 2 sticks salted butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups AP flour (sifted)


  1. Using a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, add butter and beat for 1-2 minutes on medium speed.
  2. Stop mixer and add powered sugar. Beat an additional 1-2 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl when needed.
  3. Add vanilla and beat until incorporated into sugar and butter.
  4. Stop mixer and add sifted flour. Start on a lower speed and eventually increase until the dough starts to take shape.
  5. Line an 8 X 8 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with a non cooking spray.
  6. Spread dough into baking dish and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 300 degrees while dough is chilling.
  7. Bake for 55 minutes at 300 degrees.

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