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Quick Oil Biscuits

Sometimes you run out of cookies or treats for your breakfast or for your snack and you notice it only at the very last moment. Usually this would means: no home made sweeties. Luckily, there is a solution: it is called Quick Oil Biscuits!

In fact, this recipe is very quick and easy to prepare. My husband calls them “the single bowl” preparation: they require you to use only one bowl. It takes no more than 10 minutes to prepare them.

One of the main advantages of these biscuits or, maybe it is better to call them cookies, is that they are highly customisable. You can garnish them with raisin, with chocolate drops, with orange candies, peanuts or…anything you want! It is a real deal, isn’t it? Still skeptical? Keep reading and you will join my side.

Quick Oil Biscuits

Quick Oil Biscuits


  • 500 g of flour;
  • 200 ml of oil;
  • 200 g of sugar;
  • 200 ml of vin santo (it can be replaced by milk);
  • 16 g of baking powder.

Optional ingredients to add: 

  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder;
  • 100 g of chocolate drops;
  • 100 g of soaked raisin and 60 g of pine nuts;
  • 100 g of soaked raisin and 80 g of candied orange in cubes.

Preparing the Quick Oil Biscuits

Line two baking trays with baking paper.

Preheat the oven to 180° C in convection mode.

In a bowl put together the oil, the vin santo (or milk), the sugar and the baking powder.

Start mixing the ingredients with a spoon until they start to get together. Once they are combined, knead the dough with your hands until an uniform pastry is obtained.

Once done, we can split the obtained pastry in two or more pieces. Increase the flavour adding the optional ingredients you want!

At this point, we can start making balls, big like a walnut, taking small quantities from the pastry. Arrange these balls onto the lined trays. Remember to leave a bit of space between them, in fact during baking they will grow a bit. Then, with a fork, gently press them. Alternatively, you can also shape them with your hands, making some small “mountains”.

Bake the biscuits for about 15 minutes.

Take them out of the oven and let the Quick Oil Biscuits cool.

Here they are, ready to be eaten!

Quick Oil Biscuits

If you tried this recipe I would appreciate receiving your feedback in the comment section below or on the social media or via the contact form. If you want, you can also send me a picture of your biscuits and I will post it on my Facebook page.

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