How to Make Ted Lasso’s Biscuit Recipe

Updated: Mar. 15, 2023

Ted Lasso's biscuit recipe is just as enchanting as he is.

Ted Lassos Biscuit RecipeSusan Bronson for Taste of Home, Getty Images

Ted Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis, stormed into our hearts when the eponymous show first premiered in 2020 on Apple TV+. Now two seasons in, Ted’s quirky personality and infectious charm continue to reel us in. Season 3 premieres Wednesday, March 15 on Apple TV+ and we can’t wait to spend our Wednesday nights catching up on all the drama of the new season.

Another thing that’s caught our attention? Ted Lasso’s biscuit recipe.

One of Ted’s heartwarming traits is treating his boss Rebecca Welton (played by Hannah Waddingham) to a daily pink box of shortbread biscuits as a way to get to know his new colleague. (Biscuit is the British term for cookie). While Rebecca desperately tries to find out where he’s getting the apparently delicious and addictive biscuits, we later find out that Ted’s been baking the biscuits himself the whole time.

Now you can re-create the “biscuits with the boss” experience in your own home! Ted Lasso’s biscuit recipe is most similar to a Scottish shortbread recipe, with just a few simple additions. This is a buttery shortbread, so don’t skimp on the good stuff. Use a European-style butter with at least 82% butterfat.

Copycat Ted Lasso Biscuit Recipe


  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt


Step 1: Prepare the pan

Lightly butter the bottom and sides of a 9-by-9 in. metal baking dish. (Here’s how to know when to use a metal versus glass baking dish).

Step 2: Cream together the butter and sugar

creaming butter in a plastic bowl on a wood surface with electric beaters resting on the side of the bowlSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

Use an electric mixer to beat the butter until pale yellow in color. Add the sugar on low speed to start, then beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract.

Step 3: Whisk the flour and salt

whisking together dry ingredients in a glass bowl on a wooden surfaceSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.

Step 4: Combine the wet and dry ingredients

crumbly dough in a plastic bowl on a wooden surfaceSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

At low speed, add the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Step 5: Press the dough into the pan

Turn the dough out into the prepared baking pan and use a spatula to pat the dough into an even 1/2-inch layer. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.

Step 6: Bake the biscuits

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Use a knife to score the dough into two-inch rectangles. Use a fork to prick a pattern onto the top of each rectangle. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown and firm in the center.

Step 7: Slice and cool

Use a sharp knife to slice through the baked biscuits while still warm to ensure they are completely separated, and then let cool completely. For an extra authentic experience, serve your biscuits in a pink box, just like Ted Lasso would.

How to Watch Ted Lasso

Catch up on the first two seasons of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+. Season three drops on March 15, 2023.

New to Ted Lasso? You can stream the first episode for free!