Brighten up your working day with these homemade biscuit treats. We’ve handpicked the easiest and quickest recipes using everyday baking staples so you don’t have to head out especially to the shops. You’ll be able to throw them together to satisfy those wfh afternoon cravings. Got kids at home? These biscuits are easy enough for the children to make without too much extra help.
"My amazing grandma used to make the world’s best shortbread. This is her recipe – light, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth delicious", says Sarah Rainey. Butter, icing sugar and plain flour is all you need to make these easy biscuits. Check out Sarah's Three Ingredient Baking packed with recipes to help you cook from a half-empty baking cupboard.
These smoky, cheesy morsels are perfect for anyone with kids, reckons Nadiya who admits her children have a bit of an addiction to them. Combine grated smoky cheese with a few baking staples to make these crisp, salty rounds and serve with sweet tomato jam if you feel like it.
These chewy, almondy biscuits are packed with cherries for a teatime bite inspired by that oh so classic British tart. Enhance the experience by making smaller biscuits and sandwiching them together with raspberry jam – yes!
Mary Berry knows a thing or two about what makes a good biscuit. These chewy numbers can be kept in a tin for about a week, although we doubt they’ll last long enough. Mary’s top tip? For a very adult taste, chop a bar of plain chocolate orange into small cubes and use instead of the chocolate chips. Delightful!
You need just three ingredients to make these cute little biscuits – butter, flour and sugar. Whip these up using your storecupboard basics for a simple teatime treat.
Raid your cupboards for instant coffee to make these rich, melt-in-the-mouth biscuits. Bake them as individual biscuits or make them more indulgent with a light and fluffy cocoa buttercream.
These crispy little mouthfuls are the perfect dunkers for tea and not too sweet either. Simple to throw together, they're a good first-time biscuit for the kids to make themselves.
Flavoured with candied lemon, orange peel and spice, these West Country biscuits are made with golden syrup to add a lovely chewy texture.
These round, flattish almond biscuits are crisp on the outside with a slightly gooey centre. Decorate with almonds and serve up for an afternoon dunk.
This is a great recipe if you’ve got apples that need using up – apples are dried and blitzed up in a food processor and combined with a few baking staples to make these crumbly biscuits. Delicious.