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Freezer biscuits

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(77 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


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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  • 200g pack butter, softened



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

  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs



    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 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



    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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15th Jan, 2012
I used rum soaked raisins in mine, lovely!
24th Nov, 2011
These were amazing, soft and chewy and tasty. None of them actually went in the freezer, but I will definitely have to make some more for rainy weekends...
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24th Nov, 2011
forgot to rate- ooops, yum yum!
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24th Nov, 2011
Fab, easy, soft, quick and chearful! I put 50g of chopped glaze cherries and 50g white choc chips in and make them like cookies just putting blobs on greaseproof paper and got 18 fab huge treats. So much lighter and softer than my kids usual favourite oaty Anzac biscuits and an instant hit. Oats in cookies always makes me feel better ;) Haven't tried freezing yet but because I wasn't allowed to as it was all eaten up, lol. A great idea when you are due visitors, pop them in when you answer the door and they'll be ready with a cuppa in no time making you look like a true Kitchen Goddess
13th Oct, 2011
Very nice biscuits, easy to make, i added raisins and a grated apple to the mixture!!
13th Oct, 2011
These biscuits are more like mini cakes. They have no crunch or chewiness, and have a cake like texture when cooked. If anyone had another freezer biscuit option, I'd love to hear it!
28th Sep, 2011
I was initially confused about the whole wrapping up business, but once I got my head round it I found that they were very easy to put together and tasted nice. I added raisins and a teaspoon of cinnamon. 50g of raisins was not enough for my taste, though so will add more next time. For a special treat, I think these would be great with melted chocolate drizzled over the top after cooling.
22nd Jul, 2011
This recipe is great, so easy and convenient. My little boy loves it. Liking the idea that I have a batch in the freezer so anytime i feel like having one or a treat for my little boy its always ready in 15mins. Will def make another batch for the freezer and add chocolate next time.
22nd Jul, 2011
Great recipe, but I don't use as much butter add a bit more oats, dried fruit, dark choclate chips and nuts :)
16th Jul, 2011
First time i baked cookies! And i made it! :) That say's it all!


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