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Our easiest ever biscuit recipes

by Malou Herkes

published on 30 April 2020

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. 

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Three-Ingredient Shortbread Rounds from Three Ingredient Baking by Sarah Rainey

“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. 

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Cheese Biscuits with Tomato Jam from Nadiya's Family Favourites by Nadiya Hussain

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.

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Bakewell Biscuits from Biscuit by Miranda Gore Browne

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! 

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easiest ever biscuit recipe chocolate chip cookies mary berry simple cakes

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Simple Cakes by Mary Berry

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!

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Fork Biscuits from My Kitchen Table by Mary Berry

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. 

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Coffee Kisses from The Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking by Linda Collister

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.

Order a copy of The Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking here.

easiest ever biscuit recipes peanut butter cookies three ingredient baking sarah rainey

Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies from Three Ingredient Baking by Sarah Rainey

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. 

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easiest ever biscuit recipes cornish fairings the great british bake off linda collister

Cornish Fairings from The Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking by Linda Collister

Flavoured with candied lemon, orange peel and spice, these West Country biscuits are made with golden syrup to add a lovely chewy texture.

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easiest ever biscuit recipes almond macaroons great british bake off linda collister

Macaroons from The Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking by Linda Collister

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.

Order a copy of The GBBO: Big Book of Baking here.

easy biscuit recipes apple crumble cookies jamie oliver 5 ingredients

Apple Crumble Cookies from 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

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.

Order a copy of Jamie’s 5-Ingredients here.



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