Shortbread biscuits with cup of tea

Five-ingredient biscuit recipes

Do some simple storecupboard baking with our clever five-ingredient biscuit recipes. Make a classic shortbread, jammy biscuits or peanut butter cookies.

156 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make these moreish shortbread biscuits using just three ingredients. They're wonderfully crumbly and go perfectly with a cup of tea for a mid-morning treat

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
227 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make a treat that the whole family will enjoy with these jammy biscuits

22 mins
Easy
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174 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This simple recipe for cookie dough can be adapted to suit your tastes – experiment with different shapes and flavours

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
42 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

What's in a name? Pop these in the oven, forget about them overnight, and you'll have crumbly cookies in the morning

8 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
153 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake a batch of these easy cookies with just five ingredients – or fewer. A perfect partner to a cup of tea, you can whip them up in no time

32 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Good Food reader Danielle Brown shares her grandmother's recipe for savoury Kaak biscuits, traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah

55 mins
Easy
243 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

With just three ingredients, these simple peanut butter cookies will delight kids and grown-ups alike – and they're gluten-free, too

27 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
46 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

The simplest biscuits you and the kids will ever bake. We’ve stamped clean toys into these to decorate them – try your own favourite patterns

30 mins
Easy
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these sweet iced letters and numbers with your kids during school holidays. They'll have fun making them and then devour them once ready

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

These delicate snow-dusted Mexican cookies are rich, crumbly and melt in the mouth

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
99 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

You're only five ingredients away from a double chocolate melt-in-your-mouth delight

22 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These thin and delicate nutty biscuits are delicious served with ice cream or creamy desserts or presented in a gift hamper

35 mins
Easy
49 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Great for keeping the biscuit tin topped up over Christmas, these sweet shortbread thins make a perfect treat

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Make our vegan shortbread with olive oil for a buttery flavour and cornflour to get the crumbliness of traditional versions. They taste great with nut butter

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Coeliac sufferers need not miss out on sweet treats with this gluten-free melt-in-the-mouth shortbread recipe

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
60 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use this dough as the base for biscuits, to eat yourself, or to make as a Christmas gift

15 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This zesty teatime shortbread from BBC Good Food reader Jo Foster has a beautiful crumbly texture, plus zingy lemon and warming ginger flavour

50 mins
Easy
21 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

A delicious macaroon with the tropical taste of fresh coconut

50 mins
More effort
81 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake these classic shortbread biscuits to wow a crowd. You only need four ingredients, but you can mix it up with lemon or orange zest, or try adding chopped pistachios

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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