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)
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.
“When something has ‘triple ginger’ in the description, I just know I’m going to love it. 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 – I could eat a whole tin!”
“These double-dipped peanut biscuits call for just three ingredients to make the actual biscuit, and so are incredibly easy to make. I love the crunch and slight salty-savoury flavour that the peanut butter adds, and anything dipped in two types of chocolate has got to be a winner.
The different coloured stripes that you get makes them look a bit more special, and I’m happy to let people think they took more effort to make than they actually did!”
“My favourite olive magazine biscuit recipe? Easy! It has to be the strawberry shortcakes, with strawberry ice cream sandwiched in between them. We love them in the summer time, and also make the shortbread biscuits by themselves when it’s too cold for ice cream. Plus, this recipe comes with a handy how-to video, so it’s hard to go wrong…”