Who doesn't love a biscuit and a good cup of tea? Try traditional biscuits including ginger shortbreads and jammy dodgers, or bake one of our fun twists such as peanut butter thumbprint cookies and chocolate rye volcano cookies
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 some shortbreads with your kids for some weekend fun.
Cookie and biscuit recipes from GBBO winner Edd Kimber
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.
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! We love tray bakes, so we’ve created a collection to choose from, here…
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.
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 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.
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…
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.
How cute are these cookies?! Our 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. More peanut recipes here, folks!
Jazz up your cookie repertoire and try these chocolate and tahini cookies for an irresistible biscuit recipe. Our version of the classic American Oreo biscuit teams crisp, dark cookies with a creamy tahini buttercream. Click here for more chocolaty recipes…
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. Check out our expert meringue tips here…
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.
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…
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.
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’.