English Cookie Recipes

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Digestive Biscuits

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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.

Melting Biscuits

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Traditional English biscuits that melt in your mouth.

Cinnamon Biscuits

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The basic English biscuit, with a dash of cinnamon.

Fruit Preserve Sandwich Cookies

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Colorful, English biscuits very popular with kids.


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This is a compilation of several Shortbread recipes I have from British cookbooks. I have been to England three times and REAL shortbread is a favorite. It should use real butter and not be TOO sweet.

Old English Cookies

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A magnificent blend of textures and spices with a hint of coffee. These are great on a cold winter day.

Cream Tea Cakes

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'Cream cakes' are not a specific item, but a term that refers to a variety of goodies served at tea. Scones, cakes, buns, and biscuits may be spread with cream and/or jam. Here's a Lake District recipe for 'Upland's Biscuits'. When cool, sandwich in pairs with raspberry jam. A dollop of clotted cream on top, a pot of strong tea, aahhh!

Spice Cookies

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This recipe was my mother's grandmother's recipe. Spicy soft cookies with currants. Originally from England. Enjoy, they won't last long.

Hard Ginger Nut Biscuits

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This recipe for hard ginger nut biscuits is possibly one of the oldest ones I have in my possession. My English grandma used it many years ago. The cookies are fabulous for dunking. [Recipe originally submitted to Allrecipes.co.uk]


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These dainty cookies melt in your mouth. Legend has it that they are named after the ladies in waiting to an English queen.

English Teacakes

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This recipe was passed down to me from my aunt.

Golden Honey Snaps

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An easy and delicious recipe for honey snaps using golden syrup, a liquid sweetener known in England and prized for its toasty flavor.