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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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19th Sep, 2008
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!
26th Aug, 2008
biscuits came out a funny shape but tasted lovely!! :-)
24th Aug, 2008
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.......
3rd Jul, 2008
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!
15th May, 2008
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!!
12th Nov, 2007
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 !
8th Nov, 2007
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!!
1st Nov, 2007
Made these for my family and they loved them - favourite was a mix of dried apricots and sultanas.


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