Biscuit recipes are a family favourite; they're quick and easy and are loved by everyone. We've got simple recipes like our gingerbread men or peanut butter biscuits and for something a little more impressive try our raspberry and elderflower shortbreads.
There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked biscuits - they're a delight to share once they're done and they also make a wonderful gift, all you need to do is take a nice box or cellophane and wrap them with a bow!
Christmas cookies make the best gift as they're not only thoughtful but they will show just how much you care as the decorating can sometimes take a little while. You really can't go wrong. It's also a lovely wholesome family activity to decorate Christmas cookies together, so if you're expecting kids round during the festive period, keep them busy with some icing pens.
Everyone loves coming home to the smell of baking and it's not just the kids that'll be over the moon when you've tried our biscuit recipes. We've got our own take on classic biscuit recipes like custard creams and jammy dodgers and we guarantee that once you've made your own you'll never go back to shop bought.
Our bags and shoes cookies are so delicate and they're ideal for when you're expecting friends for afternoon tea. We suspect that even the men in the house won't be able to resist them once they've seen them - they're an absolute delight!
If you're looking to really impress then you can't go wrong with our pistachio and orange shortbread hearts - they make a great gift for a loved one and are full of sophisticated flavours.
Our biscuit recipes are the ideal accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea, and if you keep them in an airtight container they will keep for some time so you'll be able to enjoy them for longer. That is, unless they get devoured as soon as they've come out of the oven.
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.
Make these peanut butter biscuits and watch them disappear from the biscuit tin.
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Delicious Biscuit recipes
This gingerbread men recipe is perfect for making a whole gingerbread biscuit family, which is perfect as an edible Christmas gift or make a batch to share
Snowflake biscuits make the perfect decoration for your Christmas tree and they make equally good gifts in an elegant box or celophane wrapping
Twice-baked Italian almond biscotti biscuits are easy to make when you know how and can be made ahead as impressive edible gifts
These almond and chocolate biscotti are a perfect accompaniment to a piping hot drink or after-dinner treat
Seeded cheese biscuits are perfect for a party as they are rich, filling, deliciously cheesy and easy to make ahead
The cinnamon and spiced taste that just says Christmas. To ice thin lines requires a stiff icing and lots of patience… but aren’t they pretty!
Buttery rounds of crisp, nutty shortbread, these biscuits are very moreish
Justing Gellatly's jammy dodgers are a classic biscuit that's perfect for afternoon tea
Add a little edible gold leaf on top to make these rich caramel squares true millionaires shortbread
These spelt chocolate chip cookies are wheat and dairy free. You will not believe how good they are!
Dr Eva Orsmond's coconut cookies are the perfect moreish treat
Make homemade custard creams with Jo Wheatley's custard creams biscuit recipe
These Viennese finger crumble in the hand and melt in the mouth but require a light touch and real unsalted butter
Jo Wheatley's pistachio and orange shortbread hearts combine two delicious flavours in a shortbread biscuit
Not only do these shortbreads look to good too eat they are super easy to make