Biscuits, Cookies

Recipes for some lovely biscuits and cookies, which are usually very quick and easy to make.

Biscuits, Cookies, Pastries

Palmiers

On my way home from Prague I was at Ruzyne airport when I saw some Palmiers for sale. They were very large and looked scrumptious.  So I bought one and just loved it. Crispy, crunchy and nice and sweet too. So I decided I would try to make some.  They are also known as Elephants’s […]

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Lime & Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits

For a nice simple biscuit recipe there is nothing better than shortbread.  Today I decided to try some lime and chocolate ones. The recipe below produces a lovely, crumbly shortbread, with a nice lime flavour infused throughout.  Then it is just a matter of adding some chocolate.  I decided to put my chocolate on the […]

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Chocolate & Hazelnut Biscotti

A new departure for me today, biscotti.  I have never eaten one, let alone tried to make any.  Biscotti means twice-baked, so it is a biscuit that is baked twice to make it hard and dry and very suitable for dipping into coffee or a hot chocolate sauce.  Of course there is nothing to stop […]

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Ginger and Honey Crisp Biscuits

I found a recipe, on Waitrose website, for Ginger and Honey Biscuits, with Chocolate & Honey Dip. Now I only wanted the biscuits, not the dip.  However, I have reproduced the full recipe below, for those who may wish to have the dip to savour with the biscuits.  I followed the recipe precisely and found […]

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Sablé Breton

Sablé Breton, a lovely, crisp and very light biscuit, or cookie, is just the ticket for today. Perfect with a cup of tea, or coffee, they are just so easy to eat. The method also has a huge benefit for the baker, since they are cut out part way through baking, so there are lots […]

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Sablées Hollandais

Now this biscuit recipe is from Le Cordon Blue book Patisserie and Baking Foundations – Classic Recipes.  I bought the book a few days ago and decided that this would be my first bake from it. Other recipes seem to be called Sablés Hollandais, but I have stuck with the name as printed in my book. […]

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Highlander Shortbread Biscuits

This is my version of a meltingly light shortbread biscuit.  I came up with it after reading a few different recipes for Highlander biscuits, that seemed to use evaporated milk, or some similar liquid.  But I found a few that didn’t include liquid, only softened butter.  So my version is very similar to a shortbread, […]

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Anzac Biscuits

I decided on a biscuit day, and first up was my take on Anzac Biscuits.  ANZAC actually stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corp.  That army fought valiantly in World War 1 at Gallipoli and other places.  Anzac biscuits, in one form, were sent to the troops.  I believe, from reading, that those biscuits […]

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Lemon Shortbread Biscuits

I wanted to make some lemon biscuits, so that is what I did, and what a very nice biscuit they are too. I started by searching around for a recipe.  The first I found was for something called Gooey Lemon Cookies.  But I was not convinced, by the listed ingredients, that they would effectively hold […]