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An Easy Cookie Recipe or Easy Biscuit Recipe

How to make Cookies / Biscuits









How to Make Homemade Cookies / Biscuits

The Cake Recipe team have tried many cookie / biscuit recipes and have found this quick and easy recipe to be their favourite. What’s more this versatile recipe can be easily adapted to make Chocolate Chip Cookies or Fruit Cookies.

For the basic Cookie/ Biscuit Recipe you’ll need:

  •  6oz (150g) plain flour
  • 4oz (100g) margarine or butter (we prefer half margarine, half butter)
  • 2oz (50g) sugar
How to Make the Cookies / Biscuits:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas Mark 4
  2. Sift the plain flour into a large mixing bowl and add the sugar
  3. Rub in the margarine/butter until it resembles breadcrumbs and then bring the mixture together into a large ball
  4. Roll out to 1/4″ (6mm) thickness
  5. Cut using a biscuit cutter (of your choice)
  6. Lift biscuits onto 2 or 3 lightly greased baking trays, making sure they are well spread out
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Simply add 2oz (50g) chocolate chips into the plain flour / sugar (stage 2 above)
Fruit Cookies
Add 2oz (50g) currants into the plain flour / sugar (stage 2 above)

Options for Decoration:


Again, these cookies / biscuits are really versatile and can be left plain, or decorated as you prefer. Ideal for kids, they can be decorated with icing sugar, melted chocolate, sprinkles, sweets or using whatever you like really, the choice is yours. Our suggestions include:

  1. Melt 100g chocolate in microwave (this usually takes approx 60 secs in a 800 watt microwave) and dip in part of the biscuit (leave to set somewhere cool)
  2. Melt 100g chocolate in microwave and dip in part of biscuit then add sprinkles (leave to set somewhere cool)
  3. If using shaped cutters- eg. Easter Bunnies, decorate with coloured icing / chocolate chips etc
  4. Pipe designs with icing bag
  5. Add edible cake decorations
  • Enjoy – great for seasonal recipes -Easter treats, Easter biscuits, Christmas biscuits, Halloween biscuits,  a kids party biscuit recipe.


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