Best Biscuits Recipes And Cookie Recipes

Best ever biscuit recipes

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)

Double chocolate walnut meringue cookies

A really impressive cookie recipe that’s super easy to make. These dark and white chocolate meringue cookies are an easy afternoon treat, crisp on the outside and soft and gooey in the middle.

Double Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cookies

Double chocolate Toblerone cookies

Fancy a fun twist on a cookie recipe? No one will be able to resist these double chocolate Toblerone cookies. They’re easy to make but make a great special treat. Try our other baking recipes that will transform your favourite chocolate bars, biscuits and spreads.

Double chocolate Toblerone cookies

Posh Jammie Dodgers

We’ve given the ultimate classic biscuit a posh makeover. This posh Jammie Dodger recipe gives a childhood favourite biscuit an update, it’s a really impressive tea time snack.

Peanut butter thumbprint cookies

How cute are these cookies?! These peanut butter thumbprint cookies use the classic peanut butter and jam (or jelly) combination in a fun new way. They’re best eaten the day they’re made!

Cobnut and chocolate shortbreads

Nothing beats an easy shortbread biscuit recipe. Chocolate shortbreads, our favourite biscuit already, but add cobnuts (part of the hazelnut family) and your teatime treat just got a whole lot better.

Chocolate rye volcano cookies

This recipe from baking legend Edd Kimber makes some seriously good chocolate cookies. We call them volcanoes because as they bake, they erupt and spread into fabulous, fudgy cookies.

Volcano Cookies

Caramelised white chocolate cookies

How do you make a classic cookie even better? By studding it with caramelised white chocolate, that’s how!

Strawberry Jaffa cakes

We’ve taken a great British classic biscuit recipe and given it our own twist with this recipe for strawberry jaffa cakes. They’re a little effort but everyone will love them.

Strawberry jaffa cakes

Oreo Bailey’s fridge cake

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’. 

Oreo Fridge cake

Double-dipped peanut biscuits

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.

Pistachio swirl biscuits

Easy homemade biscuits: made with cocoa and pistachio, these nutty treats are quick to bake. Make plenty they won’t last for long when the family spots them.

Apricot and white chocolate cookies

Our apricot and white chocolate cookies are really easy to make but taste delicious. They are ideal for a bit of festive baking and only take 40 minutes.

Apricot and white chocolate cookies recipe

Want to know how to make the perfect cookie? We talk to Chelsie from pop-up queens Blondies Kitchen and get some insider tips on making the perfect cookie…

olive magazine podcast ep51 – cookie chat

Bourbon biscuit brownies

What’s better than a chocolate Bourbon biscuit? Chocolate Bourbon brownies! This is one of our favourite recipes of 2016 – trust us, you’ll need to make a double batch. Try our best brownie recipes for more baking inspiration.

Breakfast cookies

These breakfast cookies are easy to make and full of wholesome ingredients including fibre-packed oatmeal and fruit – ideal for a breakfast or mid-morning snack. Try our other on-the-go breakfast ideas here.

breakfast cookies

Rosemary and walnut shortbread

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.

Chunky chocolate chip cookies

Our best ever chocolate chip cookie recipe with chunks of dark chocolate and walnut. Porridge oats give the cookie a soft and chewy texture that everyone will love.

Jammy biscuits

You can make these homemade jammy biscuits a day or two in advance and fill them on the spot. We like raspberry or apricot jam best for the middle, but feel free to choose your own flavour.

Pink pepper shortbreads

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.

Mousee and Pink Pepper shortbread

Double chocolate almond biscotti

Our double chocolate almond biscotti make great edible gifts, but are delicious all year round. Make them as a little treat to have with your coffee.

Ginger shortbread biscuits

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!”

Salted caramel shortbread

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!”

Strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwiches

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.

strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches

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