Fridge Biscuits

There are plenty of recipes around for fridge, or refrigerator, biscuits and they don’t need to be modified for Oscar’s diet, however they did come in very handy recently, so I’ve decided to add them to the blog.  Oscar’s day care centre has cooking activities for the kids, so whenever Oscar attends on a cooking day I have to check beforehand whether he can eat what is being cooked or discuss with the staff modifying the recipe for him.  Recently, the kids were making coconut biscuits, not OK for Oscar because of the desiccated coconut.  The alternative was for me to bring in some biscuit dough for him to make his own biscuits – which is where the fridge biscuits come in.  Obviously I only needed to send in enough for 2 or 3 biscuits, and I didn’t really want to have to make a full batch of biscuits for home, so I needed something I could freeze.


Fridge Biscuits

Serves 40-80
Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 10 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for Amines Challenge, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Biscuit dough to store in the freezer and bake as needed.


  • 185g unsalted butter (softened and chopped)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 1/4 cup plain white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

To decorate: (Optional)

  • Cashews
  • Chocolate pieces (Amines)
  • Pear Jam
  • Naturally coloured 100s and 1000s or sprinkles (Salicylates)
  • Nestle Smarties (Salicylates and Amines)


1. Sift together the flours, salt and baking powder, adding the husks back in.
2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Add the flour mixture and mix until combined and a dough forms.
Cut a piece of aluminium foil about 40 cm long and place on a flat surface. Pour half the dough onto the foil and shape the dough into a log about 4 to 5cm in diameter. Repeat with another piece of foil and the rest of the dough.
Making Fridge Biscuits
Wrap the logs tightly in foil and put in the fridge until cold.
Making Fridge Biscuits
5. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 C and line a baking tray.
Cut the cold dough into 1/2 to 1cm thick pieces and place onto the baking tray. Leave enough room for the biscuits to spread. If decorating push the decorations slightly into the top of the biscuits. If using jam, make a small depression in top of the biscuit and and fill with 1/2 teaspoon jam.
Fridge Biscuits
7. Bake 7 – 10 minutes. Leave to cool on the tray.
To freeze:
8. After wrapping the dough in foil, wrap it again in plastic wrap and store in the freezer. The logs will be soft enough to cut through while frozen with a sharp knife (I find a bread knife the easiest). Any left over dough can be re-wrapped in foil and plastic wrap and put back into the freezer.


Low Chemical / Failsafe, Optional decorations - Salicylates and Amines

Variation: add chocolate chips to the dough at step 2.  (Amines)


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