We Scored the Official Ted Lasso Biscuit Recipe (and We Even Found the Perfect Pink Boxes)

updated Sep 9, 2023
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The Official Ted Lasso Biscuits

These classic, buttery shortbread biscuits come straight from the powers that be at Apple+.

Makes1 (9-inch) square pan

Prep15 minutes

Cook45 minutes to 1 hour

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Credit: Biscuits: Laurel Randolph; Ted Lasso: Courtesy of Apple TV+

Ted Lasso has been charming the pants off of viewers since it burst onto the scene in 2020, and it’s still going strong as it heads into its third season. But one lingering question remains: How do you make Ted’s “biscuits with the boss” biscuits? It’s fairly simple. You’ll need flour, salt, butter, and powdered sugar, and the recipe is easy to follow.

In the show, the plucky football coach from Kansas wins over his coworkers with more than just his upbeat attitude and folksy wisdom. He also brings them cookies — or, as the British call them, biscuits. Even more charming, the rectangular shortbread is tucked inside sweet little pink boxes, and his boss Rebecca can’t keep her hands off of them.

While the actual biscuits used on set were apparently less than tasty, in the fictional universe, they look downright delicious. When the series first came out, copycat recipes showed up all over the internet in lieu of an official recipe. But when season two began, the powers that be at Apple TV+ released the official Ted Lasso biscuit recipe — an easy and classic shortbread delicious enough to win you tons of friends (if you’re willing to share).

How to Make Ted Lasso’s Biscuits

Chances are that you already have all of the ingredients needed to make these biscuits. It’s a short list: just flour, salt, butter, and powdered sugar. That’s it. The process is also simple! Here are the steps to make them:

  • Sift together the flour and salt, and set aside.
  • Cream the softened butter for a few minutes before adding the sugar slowly and mixing until fluffy.
  • Add the flour and salt, and mix to form a dough.
  • Pat into a buttered square pan, chill, slice, and bake.
  • Cool completely before handing out to all of your future friends.

While the recipe is simple, the finished cookies are more than the sum of their parts. They’re a classic buttery shortbread; they melt in your mouth with a tender crumb and just enough sweetness. They taste especially good with some hot brown water (aka tea).

Tips for Making Ted Lasso’s Biscuits

  • This is a very buttery biscuit, so this is the time to splurge on the fancy stuff. You’ll taste the difference.
  • An 8×8 or 9×9 metal pan will work for this recipe. Note that the pan size will affect the bake time — the bigger the pan, the thinner the biscuit and the shorter the bake time. I used an 8×8 pan and the biscuits took a full hour to bake.
  • Slicing the chilled shortbread dough in the pan before baking makes the biscuits easier to slice after they come out of the oven.
  • Once they come out of the oven, I highly recommend slicing them again along the lines you’ve already made while the biscuits are still hot. After they cooled, I had perfectly sliced biscuits, ready to pack into little pink boxes — or directly into my mouth.

The Official Ted Lasso Biscuits

These classic, buttery shortbread biscuits come straight from the powers that be at Apple+.

Prep time 15 minutes

Cook time 45 minutes to 1 hour

Makes 1 (9-inch) square pan

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks

    (8 ounces) unsalted butter, plus more for the pan

  • 3/4 cup

    powdered sugar

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    coarse salt

Instructions

  1. Place 2 sticks unsalted butter in the bowl of a stand mixer (or large bowl if using an electric hand mixer). Let sit at room temperature until softened. Coat an 8- or 9-inch square metal baking pan with more butter.

  2. Beat the butter on high speed with the paddle attachment until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. With the mixer running, gradually add 3/4 cup powdered sugar and continue to beat until pale and fluffy.

  3. Stop the mixer. Sift 2 cups all-purpose flour into the bowl, then add 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt. Mix on low speed until just combined. Transfer to the prepared pan and pat to an even thickness no more than 1/2-inch thick. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 300°F.

  4. Slice the dough into rectangles or squares in the pan. Bake until golden-brown and the middle is firm, 45 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely. Re-slice, if needed, before serving.