Biscuit recipes that prove biscuits are better homemade, including peanut butter biscuits, double chocolate biscuits and homemade custard creams
Easy biscuit recipes to bake at home, including homemade custard creams, double chocolate biscuits sandwiched with a rich ganache filling and smart almond biscotti, perfect for dipping in coffee.
Our pick of biscuit recipes will make you very popular, whether you’re sharing them round the office or offering them from a tin over a cup of tea with friends. We’ve also featured Great British Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley’s popular biscuit recipes, including pistachio and orange shortbread and Viennese fingers dipped in smooth chocolate.
Biscuits make great edible gifts that can be made ahead, so you can get your thoughtful gift ready in advance.
These Viennese fingers ‘crumble in the hand and melt in the mouth but they require a light touch and real unsalted butter – margarine simply will not work’, Jo Wheatley says.
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These gorgeous white chocolate and macadamia cookies are gooey and crunchy at the same time. You won’t want to share them.
Make these peanut butter biscuits and watch them disappear from the biscuit tin.
We filled these chocolate shortbread biscuits with a rich ganache, but you could also fill them with butter cream – try adding peppermint essence too.
Make these double chocolate biscuits
A homemade version of the British teatime favourite, these custard creams are easier than you think but very impressive to share.
‘These two flavours work so well together, and when combined with the gorgeous texture of the shortbread you honestly can’t go wrong’, Jo says.
Thin, crispy with a delicious spiciness, this is a traditional Cornish recipe.
Make these Cornish fairing biscuits
These gingerbread families will keep the kids entertained for hours!
Make these gingerbread biscuits
Use hazelnuts instead of almonds in this delicious recipe if you prefer.
Make these almond and chocolate biscotti
A w&h favourite, these festive biscotti with fruit and nuts make a great gift.
Make these orange, pecan and cranberry biscotti
Be warned: these savoury cheese biscuits are ridiculously moreish.
Make these cheese star biscuits
Chocolate chunk cookies have bits of real dark chocolate for an adult take on biscuits.