Similar to the traditional British biscuits, these can also be served buttered or with cheese. For a sweeter biscuit, brush one side with melted semisweet chocolate after baking.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Mix in the oatmeal. Cream together the butter and the sugar and add to mixture. Stir in the milk until mixture forms a thick paste.

  • Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth. Roll out dough to approximately 1/8" thickness. Cut into rounds with cookie cutter about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Transfer to cookie sheets and prick with a fork.

  • Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden. Let cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight tin.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 12.4g; fat 4.1g; cholesterol 10.6mg; sodium 51.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
Definitely not McVities Digestives but if you're not comparing them to the store bought cookie they're pretty good. They have a wholesome slightly sweet taste with a bit of a grainy texture. On the downside they were very difficult to roll out as the dough is very sticky! I refrigerated my dough to help out with the stickiness but still needed lots of dusting flour. I would make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/11/2008
Being a British expat I hoped these would taste like the Digestive Biscuits I miss so much but NO. Maybe they would be good with butter and cheese as a cracker rather than a biscuit. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 1 stars
02/11/2008
Being a British expat I hoped these would taste like the Digestive Biscuits I miss so much but NO. Maybe they would be good with butter and cheese as a cracker rather than a biscuit. Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
Definitely not McVities Digestives but if you're not comparing them to the store bought cookie they're pretty good. They have a wholesome slightly sweet taste with a bit of a grainy texture. On the downside they were very difficult to roll out as the dough is very sticky! I refrigerated my dough to help out with the stickiness but still needed lots of dusting flour. I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2005
This is the best recipe for digestive biscuits I have tried and I have tried quite a few!! The flavour and texture is perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2010
These are delicious and easy to make. I substituted flax seed meal and water for the eggs and even then they were delicious. The only suggestion I would make is to make a double batch because they will disappear fast! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2009
Brit in US- Good Start but not quite there yet. Not at all like store bought. I would like to see this alot lighter & flakier like a true digestive biscuit. I used stone cut oatmeal which may acct. for the density, next time I'll try w rolled quick oats Next I would try with pastry flour & all ingredients cold to see if that makes a difference. WHO WOULDN"T WANT A GOOD DIGESTIVE BISCUIT! WILLING TO WORK ON THIS!! THRILLED TO HAVE FOUND THIS AS A BASE TO WORK FROM. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/27/2003
Didn't taste like the "digestive" cookie I'm used to. I guess I shouldn't compare but it wasn't what I had expected. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2008
I dipped in chocolate and then in finely crused walnuts to try to save them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2011
Relatively bland and not like store-bought biscuits at all. Sort of a basic wheat flour cookie. Simple and easy to make but not what you would expect from a digestive biscuit. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2002
The biscuits had a nice crunch to them and a coating of dark chocolate really brought out the flavour. Read More
(4)
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