Freezer biscuits

Freezer biscuits

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(58 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 200g pack butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

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

  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 2 egg
    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

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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Comments (74)

gaktwo's picture
5

Love this recipe!

However couldn't wait till my butter became soft so used a fine cheese grater and grated the butter! Then use electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar.

I will make several batches next time! I will also try using spices in the mix as well

amp1043's picture
5

My favourite biscuits. I use half the amounts listed and still manage to make 24 biscuits. I bake half and freeze the other half for later. I find this easier than freezing a roll of dough. I use chopped almonds and desiccated coconut. Also, I grind the oats up in a large mortar and pestle which I think gives a better texture.

rinabatt's picture

Made these a few weeks ago and they are great to be able to control how many you eat by freezing! Does anyone know what would be classed as one "serving"? If it's one biscuit then that's 138cals which seems quite a lot?? Thanks.

jerseyporter's picture

If you think cutting biscuits off of a frozen roll of dough is too hard to do simply cut out your dough into biscuit shapes before freezing, open-freeze them on clingfilm-lined trays until hard, then transfer into a freezer bag for a bag of instant raw cookies that you can dip into. You can take out 2 or 20 or how many you need at one time (depending how many you made to start with of course - and assuming they didn't get baked and eaten straight away!!!)

eahorwell's picture
5

Made these with leftover bits of dried fruit (dats, cranberries...) - lovely! Also used half oatbran half jumbo oats which gave a nice texture. Great for when a friend pops in for a cup of tea!

6dinnersid's picture
5

Added chopped dates to the mix as partner not a fan of raisins. Yummy. Hadn't anything fresh for a sweet treat for childrens packed lunch one morning, had a couple of these cooked and cooled over breakfast!

josp74's picture
4

Really easy to make but I think I didn't make the dough quite thick enough as stuggled to be able to roll it once in the grease proof paper. However it froze really well and I found it quite easy to slice (even though they are long biscuits rather than round!) I added raisins and they are really nice. I am concerned however how easy it will now be to have cookies available when then the need for sugar arises!

carlaharvey's picture

biscuits came out a funny shape but tasted lovely!! :-)

carlaharvey's picture

presumably you do 2 lots, as it only says use half the mixture when rolling up in the paper?! Just made it so the jury is still out.......

alibee01's picture

I was out recently when friends phoned to say they were coming to visit - I had this in the fridge to whacked the oven on and these cooked whilst I made a pot of tea, they were most impressed with the fact that I could rustle up home made biccies jsut like that!

alibee01's picture

Will be doing these tonight, never buy biscuits now because we eat too many so we make a few at a time and being able to freeze these is even better as by 14yr old can make a huge batch and cook them as she wants - usually to sell to the kids at school!!

emelems's picture
4

The dough itself was lovely and made wonderful biscuits, but I probably wouldnt make it again soon as I found the slicing of the frozen dough rather tough! (even with the dipping the knife into hot water)...

Or perhaps I will just get the husband to slice them next time! LOL!

Have to say tho, the actual biscuits were fabulous and very handy if you are on a diet and should just only eat 1 or 2 !

ragennelson's picture
5

Super simple, and an excellent idea to keep the mix in the freezer. Not sure the mix is big enough for 30 biscuits, I only managed 20, but they were good sized biscuits!!

grymish's picture
5

Made these for my family and they loved them - favourite was a mix of dried apricots and sultanas.

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