Need a versatile recipe to help bulk out your next Gamerbake? This sugar biscuit recipe may be the thing you’re looking for. Though this is supposed to be a recipe for Tetris biscuits, we’ve used the same base recipe to create Destiny Ghosts and Mario Kart item boxes. It’s highly adaptable and, most importantly of all, super tasty.

Riffing on a recipe in the Hummingbird Bakery Book, this is also a good entry-level recipe for new or inexperienced bakers who want to get their gamer bake on.


For the biscuits

200g unsalted butter at room temperature

280g caster sugar

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

400g plain flour

A pinch of salt

For the icing

1 egg white

310g icing sugar, sifted

Food colourings (however many you like)


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius, or gas mark 3, to kick things off.
  1. Get the butter, sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl and whisk it until it is light and fluffy. Then whack in the egg and give it another mix until that’s all blended in.
  1. Take the flour and salt, add it to the mixture and mix it gently until it can form a nice light to handle dough.
  1. Dust a surface and roll out the dough with a pin. Then grab some Tetris Cookie Cutters and cut as many shapes out as you can. We managed 35 with the help of a bit of rerolling, but different cutters will produce different results.
  1. Once that’s done, grab some trays and line them with greaseproof paper. Place the biscuits in the oven for 10 minutes and make sure you get them out of there once the edges have started going golden. Then leave them to cool.
  1. While they’re cooking and cooling, make the icing. Get the egg white in a bowl and mix it a bit. Then slowly add the icing sugar, mixing well to make sure it all is properly incorporated and the mixture is nice and stiff.
  1. Once you’ve got that mixture sorted, split into as many bowls as you’d like biscuit colours and add some drops of food colouring to give you some lovely icing colours to work with. Then spread it on the cooled biscuits and show off your handiwork to all your friends and family.