Cheese wheatmeal biscuits

Cheese wheatmeal biscuits

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 12 mins - 14 mins


Makes 20-30 depending on cutter size
Savoury oaty biscuits that are great for lunch boxes, add Marmite or peanut butter for a delicious pinwheel

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (20)

  • kcal90
  • fat6.4g
  • saturates3.8g
  • carbs5.6g
  • sugars0.2g
  • fibre0.8g
  • protein2.5g
  • salt0.2g


  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 25g medium oatmeal
  • 100g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g cheddar cheese, finely grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 1 large egg yolk


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put the flours and oatmeal into a bowl and rub in the butter. Stir in the cheese. Add the egg yolk and mix in using a fork. When the mixture starts to clump together, use your hands to knead to a smooth dough.

  2. Place the dough between two sheets of baking parchment and roll out thinly to about 1/2cm. Cut out desired shapes and lift them using a palette knife onto a non-stick baking sheet. Reroll any trimmings and cut out more shapes. Bake in the oven for 12–14 mins until golden brown. Leave on the tray for a few minutes to firm up before removing to a cooling rack.

  3. Alternatively, take walnut-sized pieces of dough, roll into balls and place on the baking tray. Flatten slightly with a fork and bake as before.

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27th Feb, 2020
WOW these are so easy and taste amazing! We mixed them up in the food processor, added half a tsp of chives, paprika and mustard before rolling them up and pressing with a fork. Found they need 14mins but mine were slightly on the thick side. A great one if you have little hands helping!
21st Dec, 2014
Yummy! They are absolutely delicious and very easy to make. Made them with a quality strong cheddar and are really tasty - especially when still warm from the oven... I split the batch in half and made cheese and marmite pinwheels. I can see me having to do another batch! I used the egg yolk as it said in the recipe and no problems.
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14th Apr, 2013
I'm afraid I disagree with Ruthie on her remark that egg white should be used, not the yolk. It made more sense to me to use yolk and they turned out as I would have expected. However, as her turned out well too, who's to say. Made mine a bit thicker than mentioned so they needed more time in the oven. Added half a tsp of mustard powder. Very nice result for a savoury bite.
24th Dec, 2012
There's a mistake on this recipe it should be egg white not egg yolk! That said these turned out well. I did stars (for a festive edge) and squares. I also put in a pinch of salt but this is personal taste. A stronger cheese may also work. I think you can play around with the recipe. Basically they will be nice with butter and/or cheese!
5th Oct, 2016
Does the recipe mean plain wholemeal flour?
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15th Oct, 2016
We used white self-raising flour in this recipe. Combining wholemeal and white flours, create a lighter result than if all wholemeal flour was used.
31st Jan, 2015
This recipe does not seem to come together with 1 egg yolk. Should I add more egg yolk or white or water?
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3rd Feb, 2015
Hi flossyfi, thanks for getting in touch and sorry to hear that you're not having success with this recipe. The recipe shouldn't need any additional water, did you knead it after adding the yolk? The warmth of your hands and the kitchen should soften the butter in the mixture to help bring everything together but this will take a little while if the room is cold and if the butter has been in the fridge. If you're still struggling add a little splash of water to bring it together. Hope this helps, let us know how you get on. 
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