Chocolate Chip Digestive Biscuits

Digestives must be one of the most popular UK biscuits, and rightly so, but these add a little bit extra – chocolate chips. They’re super speedy and easy to make – ready in no time. They’ll probably be eaten in no time too and could soon become a household staple.

Makes: 12 – 15 

Time: Around 40 – 45 minutes

Level: Very easy

Need: Just a couple of lined trays and a bowl


  • 100g/4oz wholemeal flour
  • 100g/4oz oat bran
  • 50g/2oz soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g/4oz butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 50g/2oz chocolate chips


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C / Fan 160C / 350F / Gas 4. Line two baking trays.

2. Mix together all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips. Rub in the butter or margarine to a breadcrumb texture. Stir in the milk and chocolate chips and bring together into a dough with minimal handling.

3. Divide and roll the dough into small balls about the size of a walnut. (If you want to be precise, first weigh the dough and divide the figure by 12 or 15 or however many you want, then weigh each ball. If you can’t be bothered doing this then just go for it anyhow and call them “rustic”.)

4. Place the balls on your lined trays and press each one down into a flattish circle. (I sometimes use a tumbler for this.)

5. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes. (I turn my trays half way through baking and change their shelves. This breaks the “rules” as it lowers the oven temperature, but it gives me a more even bake and I move sharpishly too.)

I hope you enjoy these lovely biscuits. If you want to see more recipes for biscuits and cookies click here.  Or have a look at my site for other recipes.

Here are a few biscuits that I hope you’ll try:

Adaptable Oaty Biscuits

Chocy Road Cookies.

Lemon Madeleines with White Chocolate and Sprinkles

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Happy Baking everyone