Freezer biscuits on a plate

Freezer biscuits

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(76 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Makes 30 biscuits

Everyone needs a treat now and again! These oat-packed biscuits are designed to be stored in the freezer – simply bake when the mood strikes

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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Ingredients

  • 200g pack butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    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
    Two piles of oats

    Oats

    ohtz

    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

Your choice of flavours

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

    Pecan

    pee-kan

    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

Method

  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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cakesandtarts
20th May, 2014
I didn't bother with the wrapping and freezer, as I knew these would be consumed pretty quickly in our house. They turned out beautifully and exactly as the picture shows. You only need to put a dollop the size of an egg cup on the tray and flatten a little bit with the back of a tea spoon. Best biscuits I have ever made!
dianasparkler
12th Mar, 2014
5.05
excellent! proper crunchy as biscuits should be. Yes, they do spread out a lot. The 'sausage in the freezer' is a good plan, cut off and cook as and when.
chloehodges44
26th Feb, 2014
Delicious biscuits but did find it very difficult to roll and they ended up quite small and a bit of a weird shape!!! If anyone has any tips on this please let me know. Froze last night then I cut two off this morning, baked at breakfast and cooled in time for my son to take in his lunchbox!
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jaywalker
24th Mar, 2014
5.05
Chloehodges44, we've been making these for a while now and we struggle with the sausage bit....its proper solid when frozen. we just get an empty ice-cream tub, line with baking parchment, spoon blobs of mix onto the sheet.....cover with more parchment and repeat till the box is full. Then freeze the whole box. the parchment stops the biscuits sticking together....and you can still choose how many you want to cook. ps...we also have taken out the butter completly and use 150ml sunflower oil...makes for extra crunchy ones.
chloehodges44
4th Jan, 2015
Good tip, thank you!! Going to try this next week :)
joankilleen
23rd Feb, 2014
Added 100g of chopped dark chocolate and they were lovely.
caz1979
20th Feb, 2014
5.05
There will always be some of these in my freezer. Made these twice now and each time they have been delicious. First time I made these following the recipe using raisins, pecans, apricots next time I added more of each and an extra 25g of oats and 15g coconut and were even tastier.
bingylala72
9th Dec, 2013
Hmm, nearly half a pound of butter, same for sugar...!
lolly632
7th Sep, 2013
4.05
I made them with the coconut and were nice, however mine didn't turn out as round as the picture :-)
katievwood
25th Aug, 2013
5.05
These went down will with young and not so young. Made with mixed chopped nuts, sultans and dried apricot (my favourite), also made choc chip and nuts. So easy to slice from the freezer and cook in 10 mins

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