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.
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
A magnificent blend of textures and spices with a hint of coffee. These are great on a cold winter day.
Cream Tea Cakes
'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!
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
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]
These dainty cookies melt in your mouth. Legend has it that they are named after the ladies in waiting to an English queen.