How to use a wooden baking mold

Updated February 21, 2017

You can use wooden baking moulds to make a variety of traditional or modern biscuits. You can purchase wooden biscuit moulds or, if you are a skilled woodworker, make your own. Biscuit moulds are easy to use, and can create elegant and delicious biscuits with surprising ease. Use these tricks to make perfect moulded biscuits for holiday treats, gift giving, and more.

Prepare a suitable biscuit dough recipe. Choose a shortbread, cream-cheese butter biscuit, or a springerle recipe for a good result with your wooden baking moulds.

Chill your dough, covered with plastic wrap, for at least 1 hour before using your baking mould.

Brush the mould with cooking oil before moulding the biscuits. Use a paper towel to wipe away any excess oil. Flour the baking mould thoroughly.

Press and pat dough into the baking mould.

Place the mould onto a parchment-lined baking tray. Tap sharply on the mould to release the biscuit. Bake as directed by the biscuit recipe.


Flour the mould between each biscuit, but do not reapply oil.


If a biscuit sticks, hold the mould perpendicular to a cutting board or counter, and tap sharply.

Things You'll Need

  • Butter biscuit or shortbread biscuit dough
  • Plastic wrap
  • Wooden baking moulds
  • Pastry brush
  • Oil
  • Paper towels
  • Additional flour
  • Baking parchment
  • Baking sheet
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With a master's degree in art history from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Michelle Powell-Smith has been writing professionally for more than a decade. An avid knitter and mother of four, she has written extensively on a wide variety of subjects, including education, test preparation, parenting, crafts and fashion.