Abernethy Biscuits

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Millereg

These "cookies" (as Americans would call them) are named after a Dr. Abernethy who suggested the addition of caraway seeds and sugar to plain biscuits.

Top Review by Missy Wombat

It's a good basic recipe for a plain sweet biscuit but the caraway is not particularly evident. It needs something else to be elevated into the ranks of a really special biscuit but having said that, they are very edible and disappeared fast enough!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour and baking powder and rub in the butter until it is thoroughly mixed.
  2. Mix in the sugar and caraway seeds and then add the egg and milk to make a stiff dough.
  3. Roll the mixture on a floured surface until it is the thickness required for a biscuit/cookie.
  4. Cut out with a three-inch cookie cutter, rolling the trimmings to make more, as required.
  5. Prick the top of the biscuits with a fork and place on greased baking trays and bake in a pre-heated oven at 375F for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  6. After they have cooled, store in an airtight tin (unless you can't resist eating them all immediately!).

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