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Who doesn't love a biscuit and a good cup of tea? Try traditional treats including ginger shortbreads and jammy dodgers, or bake one of our fun twists such as peanut butter thumbprint cookies


Our best biscuit recipes and cookies recipes are quick and easy to bake. Shortbread biscuits and chocolate biscuits, we have them all. Bake some homemade cookies for an afternoon tea party, or make some shortbreads with your kids for some weekend fun.



  • We use chocolate, lemon and spices to flavour our biscuits

Biscuit recipes from GBBO winner Edd Kimber

We've also got cookie ideas and plenty more baking recipes from original Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber, here.

Cranberry and pistachio sandwich cookies

Use festive ingredients to make these impressive cookies, held together with a decadent pistachio buttercream.

Pistachio Sandwich Cookie Recipe with Cranberries

Stem ginger cookie sandwiches

These stem ginger cookie sandwiches with caramelised white chocolate ganache from Edd Kimber make the perfect tea time snack.

Here’s Edd’s insider baking knowledge for this recipe: Many people find white chocolate too sweet but cooking it slowly in the oven gives it lots of caramel flavour and makes it taste less saccharine. My favourite way to use it is pairing it with ginger, especially in ice cream or cookies.

Ginger Sandwich Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate

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.

Chocolate Rye Volcano Cookies Recipe

Shortbread biscuit recipes

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!

Shortbread Recipe for Ginger Shortbread Cookies

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! We love tray bakes, so we've created a collection to choose from, here...

Salted Caramel Shortbread Recipe

Cobnut and chocolate shortbreads

Nothing beats an easy shortbread biscuit recipe. Add cobnuts (part of the hazelnut family) and your teatime treat just got a whole lot better.

Cobnut and Chocolate Shortbreads Recipe

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.

Lemon Mousse With Shortbread Recipe

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.

Rosemary and Walnut Shortbread Recipe

Easy cookies recipes

We have included our favourites here, but for our full list of cookie recipes, including peanut butter thumbprint and grown-up flavour combos, click the link above.

Chocolate chip cookies

Check out our best chocolate chip cookie recipe, soft and chewy in the middle with a perfectly crisp outside. Packed with oozing dark chocolate and topped with sea salt flakes, these quick cookies make an easy weekend treat.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Nutella cookies with walnut and sea salt

If you love Nutella then you'll love these seriously moreish malted chocolate cookies with walnuts. These chewy salty sweet treats go perfectly with your mid-morning tea. Get even more Nutella recipes here…

Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe with Walnuts

Caramelised white chocolate florentines

Ready in just 20 minutes, our florentine biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee. White chocolate can be very sweet, so caramelising gives it a toffee-like dimension – think posh Caramac bars.

Florentine Recipe with White Chocolate

Other biscuit recipes

Lemon curd and poppy seed sandwich biscuits

If you’re a Jammie Dodgers fan you’ll love these sandwich biscuits with crunchy poppy seeds and their creamy, zesty filling.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies Recipe

Homemade Bourbon biscuits and rhubarb liqueur ice cream

Check out this moreish recipe for homemade bourbon biscuits with creamy rhubarb liqueur ice cream. You’ll be left with extra biscuits and ice cream from this recipe but the biscuits will keep in an airtight box and the ice cream can be frozen for later.

Bourbon Biscuit Recipe with Rhubarb Ice Cream

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.

Jammy Dodger Recipe

Sesame and pistachio cookies

Barazek cookies or biscuits are thin, crispy and usually come with sesame and pistachios. They're easy-to-make and are traditionally served as sweet treats in Syrian bakeries.

Barazek Shortbread Cookie Recipe (Black and White Sesame and Pistachio Biscuits)

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.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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.

Pistachio Pinwheel Cookie Swirl Recipe

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.

Jam Biscuits Recipe

Strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwiches

Our 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...

Here are some of our fun baking recipes using our favourite biscuits and cookies...

Bourbon biscuit brownies

What's better than a chocolate Bourbon biscuit? Chocolate Bourbon brownies! Trust us, you'll need to make a double batch. Try our best brownie recipes for more baking inspiration.

Bourbon biscuit brownies

Jammie Dodgers blondies

Check out these super fun blondies using a children's classic biscuit, Jammie Dodgers. These moreish white chocolate blondies are a great alternative to a traditional chocolate brownie, and will go perfectly with your afternoon cuppa.

White Chocolate Blondie Recipe with Jammie Dodgers

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 Baileys Icebox Cake Recipe

Custard Cream blondies

Ever thought of adding custard creams to your blondie mixture? It's genius! Have a go this weekend and let us know how you get on (@olivemagazine).

Custard Cream Blondies Recipe

We talk about our weird and wonderful biscuit-eating habits here...

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