Who doesn't love a biscuit and a good cup of tea? It's Britain's favourite past time! These 20 quick and easy biscuit recipes make delicious afternoon tea-time snacks - try one of our fun twists on the classic cookie recipe
Our best biscuit recipes and cookies recipes are quick and easy to bake. Chocolate chip cookie recipes, shortbread biscuits and chocolate biscuits, we have them all. Bake some homemade cookies for an afternoon tea party, or make our easy biscuit recipes with your kids for some weekend fun.
Try traditional biscuits such as ginger shortbreads and jammy dodgers, or bake one of our fun twists on homemade cookies recipes such as peanut butter thumbprint cookies or chocolate rye volcano cookies. Plus: the olive magazine team tries to decide what their favourite ever biscuit recipe is (scroll down to the foot of the page to find out the results)
We have used lots of Oreo cookies and Baileys cream to make the most indulgent fridge cake. Icebox cakes are popular in America and are incredibly simple to make – simply layer thin, crisp chocolate biscuits with sweetened whipped cream. Left overnight, the biscuits soften and become ‘cake’.
Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic combination, and these double-dipped peanut biscuits really make the most of it. They’re super easy to make and are a delicious sweet treat. We’re mad about peanut butter, so we’ve plenty more peanut butter recipes here.
This homemade biscuit recipe is an original take on Scottish shortbread with a crunch of walnut and a piney-aroma of rosemary. Try drizzling with dark chocolate for a special touch and serve with a cup of tea.
Check out this showstopper recipe for zesty lemon mousse with lemon and pink pepper shortbread. This dessert is easy to make and an impressive way to end your dinner party. Native to South America, pink pepper is an entirely different plant to black/green/white pepper, which all come from the same vine, piper nigrum. Pink peppercorns have an almost citrussy zing to them and they pair brilliantly with this lemon-scented recipe.
Triple ginger biscuits. Crumbly shortbread with sweet and peppery root ginger makes an ideal teatime snack, and the crystallised stem ginger on top adds a final sweet touch.These crumbly ginger shortbreads are perfect for elevenses with a hot cup of tea or alternatively with strawberries and cream for dessert. All-in-all, they’re extremely moreish – we could eat a whole tin!”
Sweet and salty flavours are an ongoing trend and this shortbread recipe is the perfect way to blend these flavours. It’s quick and easy baking and will please a crowd. “Crumbly shortbread studded with shards of salted caramel and drizzled in dark chocolate… this biscuit has winner written all over it!”
These strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches are an easy but impressive summer treat. If you’re planning on making these a day or so ahead, just dunk the sides of the sandwiches into the freeze-dried strawberries before serving.
Here’s a quick video on how to make our strawberry shortcake sandwiches…
We talk about our weird and wonderful biscuit-eating habits here…
olive magazine podcast ep58 – biscuit rituals, cooking low and slow, and food in Ithaca