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Chunky Rye Biscuits

Makes 12

A sort of cross between shortbread and sugar biscuits, these Chunky Rye Biscuits are a lovely treat to be enjoyed any time of the day. With just three ingredients, it is quick and simple to make.

Free from Egg, Soya, Wheat, Nuts


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  1. Line a baking tray with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
  2. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the flour.
  4. Using your hands, gather the mix together to form a smooth ball of dough.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 7mm/¼”.
  6. Press a 4cm/1.5" cookie cutter, or cup, into the dough to cut circles.
  7. Transfer the biscuits to the prepared baking tray.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden.


large baking tray


200°C, Fan 180°C, 400°F, Gas 6

Cooking time

15-18 minutes
Delicious, and quick and easy to make -- but if you make these biscuits the size specified, the yield is something much closer to 32 than 12! :)
By Jessica
08 Jun 2019
Added freshly ground cardamom seeds and white chocolate chips; they disappeared very quickly, Going to try orange zest and cranberries next time.
By Pandolf
02 Jun 2019
Great recipe! Super simple and yummy biscuits. I swapped the butter for flora dairy free to make it vegan and added 2 tsp of chai spice mix I had made up previously. So good I immediately made another batch to give away. Thank you Doves Farm!
By Sarah
04 Apr 2019
A cookie texture, with a cakey interior. I only had wholemesl rye flour, and couldn't get the dough to bind without a couple of tbsp milk added. It was easy enough to handle afterwards and cut well. The flavour is quite savoury, so needs additional flavours. I added milk choc chips to this, and will try with cheese and herbs in the future
By Miss helen earl
02 Jan 2017

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