Hard or soft. Snappable or crumbly. It's a truth universally acknowledged that every cup of tea is vastly improved by a home-baked biscuit on the side.
And the best thing about biscuits is they're far less likely to go awry in the oven than cakes, making them great for beginner bakers too!
From shortbread to sandwich biscuits, check out some of our favourite biscuit recipes from around the world below.
Honey fork biscuits
These crumbly biscuits flavoured with orange blossom honey melt on the tongue as soon as you bite into them. Thick, set honey sandwiches them together in pairs - try sprinkling a tiny pich of sea salt flakes over the honey before you sandwich them together to take these sandwich biscuits to a higher plane.
Gingerbread ice cream sandwiches
Biscuit-flavoured ice cream sandwiched between more biscuits? Oh, go on then!
Sweet malted milks hold their shape well under pressure - making them perfect ice cream sandwich material. We love the malty finish of the biscuit with our homemade gingerbread ice cream.
Chocolate and pistachio cookies
Whether you're a baking pro or a complete novice, there's no reason you can't whip up a batch of our chocolate and pistachio cookies at home. We elevate our Double Choc Chunk Cookie Mix with extra chocolate and pistachios to give them an ultra decadent edge.
Nutella chocolate chip cookies
These may look like classic, delectable chocolate chip cookies, but there's more to these biscuits than meets the eye…
Bite into one of these fudgy, chewy wonders to reveal a layer of silky Nutella lurking inside. Best served warm with a glass of milk. Yum!
Shortbread heart kisses
Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned shortbread? Soft and crumbly shortbread hearts sandwiched together with strawberry preserve and softly whipped cream. It's like shortbread and a Victoria sponge all rolled into one!
Thyme and walnut shortbread
Did you know fragrant thyme works fantastically in all sorts of baked goods - especially those with a sandy texture? A pinch of fresh thyme will take your crumbly cheesecake base to the next level - give it a go! But for now, drool over these sweet, buttery thyme and walnut shortbread tails…
Cardamom and pistachio nan khatai
These Middle Eastern delights flavoured with rosewater, cardamom and pistachio are the ultimate mid-afternoon delight. Partner with a strong coffee to be transported to warmer climes in a flash.
King of the biscuit tin, the humble gingersnap is a force to be reckoned with. We love to drizzle our fiery bakes with a little dark chocolate to add some extra depth to balance that spice - give it a go at home!
Victorian cook Sarah Nelson baked giant gingerbread letters using this spicy recipe to teach local kids the alphabet in 1854. Educational and delicious! If that isn't a good enough reason to get baking some sweet treats, then we don't know what is…