4 from 10 votes
English Digestive Biscuits
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins

If you've ever been to the UK, you've probably sampled McVitie's Digestive Biscuits (a.k.a. cookies in the US).  I know that the name isn't very appealing, but the taste definitely is!

Course: Appetizer, Cookies
Cuisine: British
Servings: 30 English Digestive Biscuits
Calories: 52 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 1 cup (3.55 ounces, 100 grams) old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup (3.55 ounces, 100 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tablespoons (1.32 ounces, 38 grams) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 100 grams) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons (1 ounce) milk
  1. Process oats in food processor fitted with steel blade for 20 seconds, or until finely ground. Add whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt to the oats; pulse 10 times or until well combined. Add the butter; pulse 10 times or until about the size of corn meal. Add the milk, and pulse until the dough begins to come together, 10 to 15 times.
  2. Empty the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap; knead several times to form into a disk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).
  4. Place half of the dough on a piece of parchment paper that has been lightly dusted with flour. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and roll to a thickness of 1/8-inch (3mm). Cut into 2-inch disks, re-rolling any trimmings. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned and firm to the touch. Remove from oven; cool completely on wire rack. Yield 24 to 30 biscuits.
Nutrition Facts
English Digestive Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.