Biscuit recipes

Biscuit recipes to rival even the best GBBO bakes

From iced biscuits to spiced gingerbread.

By Amy Lewis, 01 September 2016
Biscuit recipes to rival even the best GBBO bakes

The Great British Bake Off contestants took on Biscuit Week last night, with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood laying down three biscuit themed challenges.

From batches of creatively iced biscuits to gingerbread show stoppers, we saw plenty of drama as Louise’s gingerbread church scene collapsed (even Mary was full of sympathy), and Selasi’s Viennese Whirls failed to impress. Oh dear!

But if all the biscuit action has left you keen to try your hand at baking your own batch of tea dunkers, you’ve come to the right place.

From deliciously spiced gingerbread and beyond, try these yummy recipes to flex your baking skills.

Iced biscuits

Reckon your icing skills could impress Mary Berry? Put them to the test with this recipe for heart-shaped iced biscuits. Of course, if you’re feeling adventurous, change the shape and decorate them with whatever your imagination conjures!

Ginger Biscuits

Both Paul and Mary had complaints that the gingerbread of some bakers wasn’t quite ginger enough; don’t let that happen to you with this recipe for spiced Ginger Biscuits, or bring back your icing skills for these punchy ginger Candy Skulls.

Ginger & Buttercream Biscuits

Now things are getting interesting! If you think you’ve perfected your ginger biscuit baking, take things up a notch by pairing them with a buttercream filling.

Honey Fork Biscuits

If you’re feeling brave, here’s the recipe for you - deliciously gooey (and very moreish) Honey Fork Biscuits.

Classic Buttery Biscuits

If you’re looking to whip up some classic tea dunkers, try our tasty Buttery Biscuits recipe. You’ll struggle to just eat one!

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