A Dunkers’ Delight: 26 Scrumptious Biscuit & Rusk Recipes Perfect for Dipping

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When the weather is cold our coffee and tea drinking hits an all-time high, and what’s a cuppa without something to dunk? We round up our best dunkable biscuit & rusk recipes, so get baking!

Our Best Biscuit & Rusk Recipes

The Classics

Some thing’s are classics for a reason, they just never go out of style, like these four tasty cookie recipes, including everyone’s favourite… choc chip!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy in the centre, crisp on the edges. Made with dark chocolate for extra richness.

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

Italian Almond Tea Cookies

A delightful cookie with the delicate flavour of almond tea infused.

Recipe for Italian Almond Tea Cookies

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Giant Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

These cookies were made for dunking. Delicious oaty flavour baked to perfection and drizzled with melted white chocolate.

Recipe for Giant Oatmeal Cookies

Iced Brown Sugar Tea Biscuits

This is a great base recipe for any cut-out cookie, with brown sugar offering a little more caramelisation than white sugar. So, even if you don’t have a teapot cutter, you can use whatever you have to create a tasty and cute-looking treat.

Recipe for Iced Brown Sugar Tea Biscuits

Cookies with a Twist

Cookies don’t need to be boring, these beauts have a little something special to them.

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Vanilla and Rainbow Pepper Cookies

A bite of pepper with a hint of vanilla & chocolate – a winning combo!

Recipe for Vanilla and Rainbow Pepper Cookies 

Cinnamon Pansy Shells

One of our favourite biscuit recipes – these pretty-as-a-picture pansy shells will dress up any tea table.

Recipe for Cinnamon Pansy Shells

Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwich Cookies

Your favourite sarmie gets a cookie makeover. These cookies are positively delectable!

Recipe for PBJ Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Sandwich these beauties together with cream cheese icing. Yum!

Recipe for Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Moerkoffie Cookies

A crisp condensed milk cookie with just the right amount of espresso to match your cuppa. We promise you won’t be able to stop at just one!

Recipe for Moerkoffie Cookies

Cranberry & Coconut Muesli Squares

A delicious crunchy square that’s full of tasty muesli, topped off with a yoghurt drizzle.

Recipe for Cranberry & Coconut Muesli Squares

Biscuits for Special Diets

Banting? Gluten-free? We’ve got you covered.

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Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Everyone loves peanut butter and these super easy-to-make gluten-free peanut butter cookies are a tasty treat for any time.

Recipe for Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies 

LCHF Buttery Pistachio and Almond Biscuits

This is a low carb high fat take on regular shortbread. It is so rich and nutty – you only need one biscuit to curb any sweet craving.

Recipe for LCHF Pistachio and Almond Biscuits 

A Little Chocolate Goes a Long Way

Does it though? We double and even triple up on the fudgy, chocolate-y goodness in these yummy biscuits that were made to dunk!

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Homemade Romany Creams

Two things you could never do without, chocolate and biscuits. Lucky for you, these are all in one! Try this biscuit recipe for your own homemade Romany Creams.

Recipe for Homemade Romany Creams

Peanut & Pink Salt Praline Cookies

These cookies combine crunchy praline and a pinch of pretty pink salt.

Recipe for Peanut & Pink Salt Praline Cookies

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S’mores Biscuit and Marshmallow Sandwiches

A campfire classic – marshmallow, sandwiched between biscuits and dipped in choc, a triple threat!

Recipe for S’mores

Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookie

The best kind of treat – two cookies disguised as one!

Recipe for Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookie

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biscuit recipes

Fudgy Salted Caramel and Chocolate Biscuits

A fun and easy recipe using avocado oil. The biscuits become wonderfully crisp on the outside while maintaining a soft fudgy texture in the center. Delicious!

Recipe for Fudgy Salted Caramel and Chocolate Biscuits

Turkish Delight Shortbread Rounds with White Choc Drizzle

When we said chocolate, we meant all kinds! We love this pretty cookie with chunks of Turkish Delight and a drizzle of white chococlate.

Recipe for Turkish Delight Shortbread Rounds with White Choc Drizzle

The Shorter the Better

These recipes are simple and also simply delicious. The amount of butter gives shortbread its name as the ‘shortness’ refers to how melt-in-the-mouth it is. We love.

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Classic Shortbread

If this shortbread doesn’t make you feel like you have died and gone to heaven nothing will. The very best shortbread recipe!

Recipe for Classic Shortbread 

Greek Almond Shortbread

These scrumptious buttery biscuits are traditionally cooked at Christmas but why wait?

Recipe for Greek Almond Shortbread 

Not Quite Cookies

Hey, we don’t judge. These fall into the dunkable-but-not-quite-a-cookie section. We love them all the same.

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On the Road Horlicks Cookies

An epic crunchie can save even the worst cup of garage coffee. Our version is hopped up with chocolate Horlicks for added awesomeness. The perfect early morning start to the road trip adventure.

Recipe for Horlicks Cookies

Millionaire’s Gingerbread

This Millionaire gingerbread has the perfect balance of spicy ginger flavour, sweet caramel and bitter chocolate.

Recipes for Millionaires Gingerbread


A South African dunkin’ staple!

Peanut Butter & Honey Rusks

Nothing says early morning around a campfire like a hot cuppa and a rusk or two. These PB & Honey rusks have definite dunkability. Perfect for camping or equally enjoyable in your office chair!

Recipe for Peanut Butter & Honey Rusks

Chunky Cranberry, Almond & Poppy Seed Rusks

We promise you’ll love these rusks crammed with sweet cranberries, crunchy nuts and poppy seeds.

Recipe for Chunky Cranberry, Almond & Poppy Seed Rusks

Pumpkin, Seed & Nut Rusks

These Pumpkin, Seed and Nut Rusks are crunchy and filled with goodness.

Get the Recipe for Pumpkin, Seed & Nut Rusks

Muesli Rusks

This healthy snack will make any tea time one to look forward to!

Get the Recipe Muesli Rusks

Now that you’ve checked out our favourite biscuit & rusk recipes, take a look at the rest of our baking section.

If you need to brush up on your baking terminology check out our Baking Glossary.

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