Biscuits

  • 1 Lily Vanilli's Matcha Christmas tree cookies
    Spoil friends and family with a show-stopping cookie tower this Christmas for a unique festive treat that’s sure to impress.Serves: 15Cooking Time:10 minutes preparation10 minutes to bake30 minutes cooling time5...

  • 2 Florentines
    Makes 40 - 50Preparation time 40 minsCooking time 12 to 13 minsIngredients250g corn flakes200g salted peanuts200g raisins
397g condensed milkFor the chocolate covering50g dark chocolate, meltedMethodPre-heat the oven to 300°F, gas...

  • 3 Peggy Porschen's Babygrow cookies recipe
    Makes 25COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS200g unsalted butter, softened200g caster sugarSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten400g plain flour, plus...

  • 4 Peggy Porschen's Bridesmaids cookies recipe
    IngredientsMAKES 12COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS200g unsalted butter, softened200g caster sugarSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extractA pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 400g plain flour, plus...

  • 5 Peggy Porschen's Halloween Ghosts & Skeletons cookies recipe
    IngredientsMakes 20 gingerbread ghosts & 12 chocolate skeletons COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar3 tbsp treacle 3 tbsp golden syrup3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground cinnamon...

  • 6 Peggy Porschen's Christmas jumpers cookies recipe
    IngredientsMAKES 25COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar3 tbsp treacle3 tbsp golden syrup3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 250g salted butter, cold...

  • 7 Peggy Porschen's bridal Groomsmen cookies recipe
    MAKES 14COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS200g unsalted butter, softened200g caster sugar Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 400g plain...

  • 8 Baker to the stars Peggy Porschen shares cookies for every occasion in her new cookbook
    The next time you have a special occasion, you needn't break the bank by heading out and ordering a dozen of something sweet. Thanks to baker to the stars Peggy...

  • 9 Great British Bake Off: from florentines and savoury biscuits to 3D gingerbread houses
    Great British Bake Off's Biscuit Week saw 11 amateur bakers make a cracking effort as they tackled savoury biscuits, Mary Berry's Florentines and even elaborate 3D scenes of afternoon tea...

  • 10 3D Gingerbread house biscuits
    Makes: 1 delicious housePreparation time: 1 dayBaking time: 10 - 12 minutesIngredientsGingerbread dough825g (1lb 13oz) self-raising flour plus extra for rolling 250g (9oz) unsalted butter, cubed 250g (9oz) Tate &...

  • 11

    Florentine biscuits

    Servings: 12Preparation time: 15 minutesBaking time: 12 - 15 minutesIngredients25g (1oz) butter 85g (3oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Caster Sugar 2tsp flour 3tbsp double cream 150g (5½oz) mixed Fairtrade dried...

  • 12

    Hazelnut and cheddar biscuits recipe

    Makes: around 32Ingredients200g plain flour 100g butter, softened 75g Castello Tickler Cheddar finely grated 60g hazelnuts 2 large eggs, one whole and one separated into yolk and white Salt and...

  • 13

    Strawberry and mascarpone shortbread rounds recipe

    Makes 8Preparation time: 30 minutesMake in advance: mascarpone filling (several hours ahead)Ingredients 200g mascarpone 1 tbsp double cream 1/2 vanilla pod, seeds removed 1 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra for...

  • 14

    Pistachio shortbread recipe

    Servings: 28Preparation time: 20 minutesBaking time: 15 - 18 minutesIngredients50g (2oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Cane Sugar 10g (½oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Demerara Cane Sugar 110g (4oz)...

  • 15

    GBBO winner Frances Quinn's California prune pout dodgers recipe

    IngredientsBiscuits100g Slightly Salted Butter, softened
 100g Icing Sugar 1 Egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp Almond Extract
 100g Ground Almonds
 200g Plain Flour Filling300g California Prunes 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or...

  • 16

    Top 20 Christmas desserts

    Christmas just wouldn't be the same without some sweet Christmas recipes to add that extra festive bite to the proceedings – click on the photo below to see our top...

  • 17

    Christmas tree biscuits

    Make decorating the tree extra special by baking your own scrumptious festive biscuits to adorn the branches. Each melted sweet looks like a stained glass window to add a little...

  • 18

    Spiced chocolate stars

    Makes 44IngredientsDr. Oetker Cake Release Spray190g (7 ½ oz) plain flour75g (3 oz) cocoa powder12.5ml (2 ½ tsp) ground cinnamon2.5ml (½ tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder125g (4 ½ oz) dark...

  • 19

    Cranberry gingerbread men

    The whole family will love helping to decorate these delicious biscuits.Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutesServes: 10-12 large or 25 small menIngredients200g self-raising flour2 tsp ground ginger1 tsp cinnamon50g...

  • 20

    Cranberry pudding

    Rich and fruity, this traditional pud, decorated with syrupy cranberries is a perfect way to round off Christmas dinner.Preparation 20 minsCooking 2-2.5 hoursServings 6-8Ingredients200g fresh cranberries, roughly chopped175g self-raising flour½...