Caramel biscuits

Caramel biscuits: Teatime snacks. Image: Lindsay Samuels.

Caramel biscuits – Just what you need for teatime

Grab your apron and baking gear. Switch on the kettle and get ready for a delightful teatime snack coming your way.

Caramel biscuits

Caramel biscuits: Teatime snacks. Image: Lindsay Samuels.

Brighten up teatime with a delicious batch of caramel biscuits. Gently flavoured with caramel, these biscuits are the perfect variation you need as a teatime snack.

These caramel biscuits are quick and easy to whip together. You can have them prepared and baked in about 30 minutes. Just the kind of recipe you need if you learn you are having guests over for teatime and your cookie jars are all empty!

If you want to make these caramel biscuits extra special and tasty, make sure you have some caramel chips at hand. They add another dimension of delicious sweetness to these crunchy biscuits.

This recipe makes 30 servings which sounds like quite a lot. But if you have a house full of people who love a sweet treat, you will be surprised how fast these delightful cookies will disappear. So, the best practice for mum is to bake two batches and hide the second batch for a special occasion.

Caramel biscuits recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay Samuels Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 100 g 100 butter, softened

  • ½ cup ½ castor sugar

  • ½ cup ½ dark brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 caramel essence

  • 1 large 1 egg

  • cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon 1 corn flour

  • 1 teaspoon 1 baking soda

  • 1 cup 1 caramel chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 190℃.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, castor sugar and dark brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the caramel essence and egg and beat until just combined.
  • Sift in the flour, corn flour and baking soda into the butter mixture and mix until a soft dough is formed. Add in caramel chips and mix until well combined.
  • Line a tray with baking paper and roll two teaspoons of dough into a ball and place on the tray. Leave enough space between each biscuit as they will spread in the oven.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the biscuits from the oven and leave them to rest on the tray for 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool.


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