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10 great biscuit ideas for things to make with biscuits and cookies


We all know that biscuits are pretty special just as they are, but how do you take your biscuit game further? Here are 10 great ideas for making treats with biscuits. It doesn’t matter if they are leftover, broken, or bought for purpose; just that they are easy to make and delicious to eat.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

An Aussie classic of chocolate cookies layered with chantilly cream. Left in the fridge overnight to settle, the biscuits become soft but not soggy. This one is a total no brainer.


1 pack triple chocolate chip cookies

2 cups whipping cream

2 tbsp icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla paste

Chopped chocolate to garnish

  1. Whip the cream softly with the vanilla and icing sugar
  2. Spread about 1 tbsp of the whipped cream on each biscuit and layer in stacks of 4 to form a log shape.
  3. Spread the rest of the whipped cream over the top and sides.
  4. Garnish with chopped chocolate and put in the fridge overnight.
  5. Serve in slices.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

What could be better than a scoop of your favourite ice cream sandwiched between two biscuits. It might be a melty moreish mess, but isn’t that the point?


Take one pack of your favourite Bush Cookies and a tub of ice cream. Take the ice cream from the freezer to soften just a little. Sandwich one scoop between two biscuits and eat!

 Quick Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Another super simple idea that is a great way to use up leftover biscuits and save a little money at the same time. You can make as much or as little as you like so it is also a great way to use up all those remaining ice cream tubs at the bottom of the freezer.


Ice cream in one flavour or more.

Leftover biscuits broken into chunks. 

  1. Allow the ice cream to soften just enough so you can fold through the chunks of biscuit.
  2. Place back in the freezer to firm back up a little.

Ginger and Macadamia Biscuit Butter

We are not sure when cookie butter became an actual thing, but we are not sure how we ever lived without it. We have used our ginger and macadamia biscuits but you can experiment with any biscuit you like. Just be aware that you may need to adjust the water quantities accordingly.


1 pack of Bush Cookies ginger and macadamia biscuits 

1 cup boiling water

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup condensed milk

  1. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor until you have a fine crumb.
  2. Pulse in the boiling water and mix to a smooth paste.
  3. Blend in the butter and the condensed milk until smooth.
  4. Scrape into a glass jar and keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Deep Fried Ice Cream

Deep fried ice cream delivers on all levels. That classic contrast of hot against cold is doubly delicious when paired with the joy that is crispy plus creamy. We rest our case.


Serves 4

500ml ice cream

200g biscuits

2 eggs

  1. Scoop the ice cream into 4 balls. Put them on a tray, on greaseproof paper, and refreeze until solid.
  2. Beat the eggs.
  3. Blitz the biscuits to a crumb.
  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 190C.
  5. Roll the ice cream balls in the beaten egg.
  6. Roll them in the crumb.
  7. Drop into the hot oil and fry for about 20 seconds or until they turn a lovely golden brown.
  8. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot.

Biscuit Fridge Cake

A simple staple that is way more than the sum of its parts. You can add in any bits that you like, and switch it up according to the season. Or if you want to get really fancy, roll it in a log and call it chocolate salami.


1 can condensed milk

3/4 cup butter

1 cup chocolate chunks

1/4 cup glace cherry halves

1/4 cup hazelnuts, roughlychopped

1/4 cup raisins

1 pack biscuits

  1. Line a tin or any shallow container with greaseproof paper
  2. Break the biscuits into a large bowl and stir through the cherries, hazelnuts and raisins.
  3. In a small pan over a low heat, melt the butter, condensed milk, and chocolate together.
  4. Mix this into the biscuits.
  5. Press into the tin and chill in the fridge for several hours or until set.

Biscuit Base

Possibly the most versatile thing ever, a good biscuit base will see you through the trickiest of dessert disasters. You can use as a cheesecake base, or its many variations. Banoffee pie, anyone? Or you can miss out the middle man and pile loosely underneath, or on top, of any fruity/creamy/chocolatey concoction. You could even sprinkle it on top of the cream on your hot chocolate – in this instance you could skip the butter and go straight to crumbled biscuits instead. Oh yeah!


This will line the base of a 23cm round tin. If you want to press the mixture up the sides, make twice the recipe. 

250g biscuits

125g unsalted butter, melted

  1. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb. Or, put them in a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin. Whichever you choose, you want something that looks like damp sand.
  2. Tip the crumb into a bowl. Even if you used a food processor.
  3. Stir the butter into the crumb using a wooden spoon or spatula. You want something that just sticks together.
  4. Press the mixture gently into the tin and set in the fridge for half an hour before filling.
  5. You can pile the crumb loosely onto a baking tray and set without pressing to form a crumble.

Biscuit Truffles

Super simple chocolaty truffles are elevated in taste and texture by the addition of biscuits. You can use just biscuit crumb, or go for the double whammy and stir in some chunky biscuit bits too. The contrast of texture is enough to cause excitement but why not try using 2 different kinds of biscuits too? Oh my!


350g biscuits

100g broken biscuits, in small pieces

40g cocoa

395g tin of condensed milk

  1. Blitz the biscuits to a fine crumb in a food processor and set aside 100g.
  2. Mix together the rest of the biscuits, cocoa and condensed milk.
  3. Stir in your chopped biscuits if using.
  4. Divide the mixture using two teaspoons and roll into balls.
  5. Roll the balls, whilst still sticky, in the remaining crumb.
  6. Set aside to harden a little before eating.

For extra texture, roll the truffles in tempered chocolate before rolling in the crumb.

Lime, Coconut & Macadamia Biscuit Bars

When it comes to making quick (no)bakes with leftover biscuits, condensed milk is your store cupboard saviour. These lime biscuit bars are a super easy fridge cake, and although you could add frosting to the top, all they really need is a dusting of icing sugar.


1 pack of Bush Cookies macadamia delight biscuits

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

125g butter

1/2 can condensed milk

2 limes, juice and zest

icing sugar, to dust

  1. Blitz the biscuits to a fine crumb and stir in the coconut with the lime zest.
  2. Melt the butter, lime juice and condensed milk together.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry.
  4. Press into a lined tin and set in the fridge until firm.
  5. Dust with icing sugar and slice to serve.

Ginger Biscuit Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a dinner party favourite. One of those dishes that never fails to wow despite its simplicity. But have you have thought of making it with a different biscuit? We tried it with our ginger and date biscuits for a flavour/texture update and it worked really well. It takes on an almost sticky toffee pudding quality.


1 pack Bush Cookies ginger and date biscuits

400ml whipping cream

250g mascarpone

75ml marsala

1 tsp lemon zest

2 tbsp icing sugar

300 ml espresso or strong black coffee

1 tbsp cocoa for dusting

  1. Lay the biscuits in a shallow dish and pour over the coffee.
  2. Gently whip the cream together with the mascarpone, lemon zest, marsala and icing sugar.
  3. Spread the topping over the biscuit layer.
  4. Dust with the cocoa powder.
  5. Leave in the fridge for a few hours before serving.


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Deep fried ice cream with cornflake biscuit crumb

deep fried ice cream

If there’s one thing better than something fried in breadcrumbs, it is something fried in biscuit crumbs. Oh yes. Many recipes for deep fried ice cream use biscuit crumb and cornflakes, but we have used that classic Australian biscuit – the cornflake biscuit. Fanfare please.

Deep fried food ticks all the boxes. Executed well, it is nothing short of a masterpiece. That crisp crumb, which should be deeply flavoured yet not taste of oil or indeed carry any trace of oil. Then, something soft inside. It is a thing of contrasts. We are primed to find food pleasurable, to seek out fat and flavour.

Add sweet, and creamy, into that equation and you may just have found food heaven. Hot, crisp, sweet exterior and cold, creamy, slightly melting middle.

Where does deep fried ice cream come from?

Although no-ones seems to be able to agree on the exact origin of fried ice cream, it has strong associations with Asian cuisine. It is a popular dessert in Chinese restaurants, but is also seen in Thailand and throughout South East Asia. We have plenty of Asian recipes for you to try if you want to make a meal of it.

How to make deep fried ice cream

The whole point of deep frying is to encase the ingredients in a barrier so that the oil only touches the outside. In a classic egg and crumb technique known as panne, the egg cooks to form a thin yet impenetrable coat. The crumb browns in the oil to create those deeply satisfying flavours. In the case of fried fish, for example, this creates steam inside that cooks the fish and keeps it tender. In the case of ice cream, the crust keeps it cold and prevents it from melting into the oil.

The ice cream needs to be frozen solid. So no soft serve here. You can use a ice cream scoop to create a ball, or use two smaller spoons to roll rough chunks. And you will need to work quickly. Dipped in beaten egg, and then rolled in the crumb, the balls are dropped into hot oil for about 20 seconds. Drained on kitchen paper, they are served hot. Perhaps with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, some whipped cream and a retro cherry.

You can use any ice cream you like, but why not go for a Japanese style with our matcha ice cream recipes?

Deep fried ice cream recipe

Serves 4

500ml ice cream

200g cornflake biscuits

2 eggs

2 tablespoon cold water

  1. Scoop the ice cream into 4 standard balls, or equivalent smaller balls. Put them on a tray, on greaseproof paper, and refreeze to solid.
  2. Beat the eggs with the cold water. This thins the egg down and will make your coating less eggy. Set aside.
  3. Blitz the biscuits to a medium coarse crumb. Also set aside.
  4. When ready to fry, heat oil in a deep fryer or pan to 190C. It is hot enough when a cube of bread takes 30 seconds to turn a deep golden brown.
  5. Roll the ice cream balls in the beaten egg using one hand only.
  6. Roll them in the crumb with the other (dry) hand and make sure they are well coated.
  7. Drop into the hot oil and fry for about 20 seconds or until they turn a lovely golden brown.
  8. Drain on kitchen paper, garnish as you wish, and serve hot.

Try making this recipe with our other handmade Australian biscuits. All of our wholesale biscuits and cookies are available to buy in bulk online.

How many ways can you make a chocolate biscuit cake?

chocolate biscuit cake

Chocolate biscuit cake, depending on who you ask, ranges from broken up biscuits in a sort of solid ganache (aka fridge cake) to putting biscuit crumb in actual cake batter.

Then there’s a sort of layer cake made from plain biscuits, maybe soaked in a little alcohol, and sandwiched with sweetened cream. As if that weren’t enough, there is the Australian classic – the chocolate ripple biscuit cake.

All of them have a lovely 1950s housewife feel to them. A time when food out of the packets was the new frontier and baking ingenuity knew no bounds.

How to make cake using biscuits

What they all have in common is biscuits. Yay. And chocolate. Unless you feel particularly inventive, in which case you could go beyond chocolate and try different types of biscuits and frostings. This will only really work with the ripple biscuit/layer cake style scenario. Fridge cake wouldn’t be fridge cake without chocolate. It wouldn’t stick together for a start. You could try white chocolate, that could be good.

And they involve no cooking, unless you count a bit of melting or whipping. If that is too much of a stretch for you, then you can just eat biscuits straight from the packet and be done with it…

Broken biscuit cake

Also known as biscuit fridge cake, or tiffin, this is that deliciously moreish wedge of chocolate crammed with bits of biscuit. It manages to be dense and toothsome, yet soft, all at the same time. sometimes it has other things inside too, such as cherries.

How to make cake using biscuits

Basic recipe for chocolate fridge cake using condensed milk

1 can condensed milk

3/4 cup butter

1 cup chocolate chunks

1 pack plain biscuits

  1. Line a tin or any shallow container with greaseproof paper
  2. Break the biscuits into a large bowl
  3. In a small pan over a low heat, melt the butter, condensed milk, and chocolate together.
  4. Mix this into the biscuits.
  5. Press into the tin and chill in the fridge for several hours or until set.

Chocolate ripple biscuit cake

Chocolate ripple cake is the stuff of childhood fantasy. It centered originally around the particular texture (or maybe widespread availability) of the chocolate ripple biscuit. If you feel brave enough to break free of tradition then you could try a triple choc chip cookie. You could dispense with the chocolate altogether, and experiment with anzac biscuits or maybe a coffee cream? Just saying.

If you do feel the need to behave in such an outrageous manner there is only one rule. You have to keep it kitchy cool.

This biscuit cake is made by whipping cream, with a touch of icing sugar and a dash of vanilla, and sandwiching the biscuits together. Do them in groups of four, and lie the stacks on a plate so that the biscuits are horizontal. So that you have the cross section of stripes when you cut into it. Lay three or four stacks in a length so that you have a log shape. Now cover the whole lot with more softly whipped cream. Decorate with broken chocolate biscuits, lollies, or whatever else you fancy.

You could add Baileys or another alcohol to the cream. You do need to be careful when adding liquid/alcohol/vanilla to cream as it may seize. Or just pour a few shots of alcohol over the biscuit stacks.

You could use frosting instead of cream. Or the chocolate mix from the tiffin above. A chocolate glaze is a nice addition. To make a chocolate glaze simply stir a teaspoon of vegetable oil into melted chocolate and pour it on.

Cream cheese and orange biscuit cake

Here’s a nice cream cheese frosting with a bit of orange zest and a little honey. Maybe a touch of cinnamon and these ginger and date biscuits?

Mix 600g cream cheese with 200g soft unsalted butter and 100g of icing sugar. Stir in 2 tbsp honey and the zest of 1 or 2 oranges.

Italian biscuit cake 

biscuit cake

In Italy, of course, they make their fridge cake with style. Not only will it include things like pistachios and candied peel, but is rolled into a sausage shape and tied up with string like an actual salami. It is even called chocolate salami.

Rocky road biscuit cake

Good old rocky road. Not to be messed with, it is simply fridge cake but with mini marshmallows and raisins. Milk chocolate please.

How to store chocolate biscuit cake

Whatever road of biscuit cake you choose to follow, it belongs in the fridge. Where it will live quite happily for 3 days if it has fresh cream or over a week if it does not.


How creative can you get with a packet of biscuits? What do you think is the best biscuit for a biscuit cake? Don’t forget to take advantage of wholesale prices at our bulk food store.