Freezer biscuits

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Makes 30 biscuits
Everyone needs a treat now and again, and these biscuits are packed with oats, which takes away some of the guilt

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving (with dried fruit)

  • kcal138
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.21g
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  • 200g pack butter, softened



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 2 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 140g oats

Your choice of flavours

  • 50g chopped nuts such as pecan, hazelnuts or almonds
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 50g raisin, or mixed fruit


  1. When the butter is really soft, tip it into a bowl along with the sugar. Using an electric hand whisk or exercising some arm muscle, beat together until the sugar is mixed through. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, if you like. Stir in the flour and oats. The mixture will be quite stiff at this point. Now decide what else you would like to add – any or all of the flavours are delicious – and stir through.

  2. Tear off an A4-size sheet of greaseproof paper. Pile up half the mixture in the middle of the sheet, then use a spoon to thickly spread the mixture along the centre of the paper. Pull over one edge of paper and roll up until you get a tight cylinder. If you have problems getting it smooth, then roll as you would a rolling pin along a kitchen surface. You’ll need it to be about the width of a teacup. When it is tightly wrapped, twist up the ends and then place in the freezer. Can be frozen for up to 3 months.

  3. To cook, heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and unwrap the frozen biscuit mix. Using a sharp knife, cut off a disk about ½cm wide. If you have difficulty slicing through, dip the knife into a cup of hot water. Cut off as many biscuits as you need, then pop the mix back into the freezer for another time. Place on a baking sheet, spacing them widely apart as the mixture will spread when cooking, then cook for 15 mins until the tops are golden brown. Leave to cool for at least 5 mins before eating.

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Comments (74)

lilymayrose's picture

Just baked these as the cookie jar was empty - absolutely gorgeous. No bells and whistles, just a lovely biscuit to have available when you feel the need to raid the cupboards (and freezer) for something sweet and crunchy. I added coconut to mine and they were nubbly, narly and moreish. Already planning to make a second batch of batter and leave in the freezer for emergencies.

burnbaby's picture

made these a couple of days ago, placed them in the freezer and tried them today. Lovelly. It was ideal as I was just running out of snacks for the children - they loved them.

alaine90's picture

I just love this receipe
I made this in a big block rather than freezing, but they were brilliant. =)
will be making again.. i also added some chocolate... =)

olivekb's picture

Excellent recipe. Biscuits come out perfect every time, always have a batch in the freezer....although once they are cooked they never last long!

lauraawh's picture

this recipe was truly tasty and easy to make. would defintley make it again! LOVED IT.

samlovesgina's picture

I made these biscuits with flaked almonds and fresh cranberries. They tasted wonderful, soft on the inside crunchy on the outside. I will definately be making them again. I also used flora light instead of butter but they still turned out great!

princesshebe's picture

Yummy biscuits. I didn't freeze the mixture just cooked them in dollops instead and cooked for a few mins less. I used 100g raisins and turned out really well.

lynx66's picture

really easy and very tasty x

cupcakesprinkles's picture

Made thesr biscuits yesterday. I put white choclate chunka in one half and did the other half plain. They are really yummy and have almost gone already! Will def make them again and try different fillings. Thanks Emma, you're a gem!

gabba92's picture

not gunna lie maybe THE tastiest cookie mixture ever!! I started making them and then realised didn't have any coconut so added flaked almonds instead... worked amazingly!! I also added chocolate pieces instead of the nuts, also worked very well :D

svdebruin's picture

Easy to make & great to have on standby in the freezer. I made some today & baked a few. They tasted so good I think some more will be going in the oven very soon. I added coconut & raisins & a little ginger.

jasminebro's picture

Like others I was confused by the instruction to put half the mixture on the greaseproof paper, and no mention of the other half. I assumed that maybe it was so you could use half the mix straight away, and then freeze the other half.
However, the ones I made without freezing spread out way too much and I was a bit disappointed. But when I got the rest out of the freezer a week later, not only was it easy to cut (I only made the roll about 6-7cm diameter), but cooked beautifully into nice round biscuits, that were very tasty. Will definitely make again.

andrha's picture

I want to try this recipe but am not sure about the vanilla extract. I found two forms of vanilla, one is powder and the other is a strong thick liquid. Should i use the liquid or the powder? :)

lolablair's picture

These were easy to make and very yummy!!! Would make again!

kerriemcmanus's picture

I love these biscuits! My daughter and I made them together. I knew they would be great, given the feedback, so I made double to amount! They are fab and my husband thinks he had died and gone to heaven.

barbichef's picture

I have passed this recipe on to everyone I know. It is not only delicious but a busy persons stand by. someone calls and within 30 mins the smell and taste have filled the visi and made it a special occasion.
I add all sorts including stem ginger, chocolate chips, date and wallnuts, my own dried fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, apple chips and black currants. variations of nuts and spices. Fresh honey on top is good too. Thank you for this recipe.

weetabix's picture

These are great, simple biscuits!!! I loved the idea of being able to bake only a few and pop them back into the freezer!!! I added coconut to half and chopped nuts to the other half!!! Fantastic and my parents adored them and asked if i could bake some more!! I dont know about anyone else but my mixture was slightly too wet so it was quite hard to roll but i will definitely be trying them again sometime soon.

barbichef's picture

I keep making these adding different fruits and nuts each time. try them with chopped ginger from a jar. I find that after rolling, I half freeze the mix, take it out and cut it into slices then put it back in the freezer. it does make it easier to take out the amount one needs. they are so wonderful. Barbichef.

susan6780's picture

my arm hurts from mixing the ingredients together,and i added a tsp pf cinnamon cos i love it! the biscuits came out huge,but wonderful,definately a keeper!!!!

bethocallaghan's picture

Nice - though really struggled to cut these - make take the advice of cutting them out and freezing them if I make them again.


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