Make Cockatoo Biscuits for Australia Day

Date :
January 14, 2020

The Cockatoo is an iconic bird, native to Australasia. Eleven of the 21 species of cockatoos exist in the wild only in Australia.

If you have a bird feeder in the garden, chances are you will attract a cockatoo, or two.

These birds are intelligent and have been included in the flora and fauna illustrations of May Gibbs books.

Our admiration for this beautiful bird inspired these deliciously easy cockatoo biscuits.

These Cockatoo Biscuits are a kid-friendly biscuit decorating idea. They are a lot of fun to make on school holidays and they can be a life-saving treat for when you need to ‘bring-a-plate-to-share’ for Australia Day.


1 pack of Arnott’s Marie Biscuits (or a round biscuit equivalent)

Edible eyes (available from Coles baking aisle)

White icing

Chocolate chips

Banana lollies


1.    Spread white icing over the entire biscuit.

2.    Add  an edible eye and a chocolate chip beak to the side

3.    Place two banana lollies at the top for the head feathers.

You can make front facing cockatoo biscuits or side facing biscuits.

With the front facing biscuit, place the beak and eyes in the middle of the biscuit and place the banana lollies accordingly.

Once the biscuits are made, arrange on a plate to share.

These biscuits can also make a great kids activity on Australia Day to keep the kids entertained.


Contributed By Crafty Bec
Crafty Bec is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bec helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity.