Delicious Chocolate Raisin Biscuits Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am passionate about creating recipes that are not only delicious but also nutritious. Today, I want to share with you one of my all-time favorite recipes: Chocolate Raisin Biscuits.

These biscuits are incredibly soft, chewy, and bursting with flavors from the sweet raisins, rich dark chocolate, and buttery richness. The best part? They can be made gluten-free, making them accessible to those who avoid gluten in their diet.

Even if you are not following a gluten-free diet, these cookies are still a must-try. You will not want to miss out on the incredible combination of crispy edges and gooey centers that make these cookies so irresistible.

So join me in the kitchen today as we whip up a batch of Chocolate Raisin Biscuits that will leave your taste buds dancing and your tummy happy. Let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Raisin Biscuits- Gluten Free or Not
Chocolate Raisin Biscuits- Gluten Free or Not

Listen up, all you foodies and cookie lovers out there! I promise you won’t be disappointed with this mouth-watering recipe – Chocolate Raisin Biscuits. Not only is it one of the most delicious treats you’ll ever taste, but it’s also a healthier option that fits in with all sorts of dietary restrictions – gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!

What’s not to love about the classic oatmeal raisin cookies, right? But this recipe takes it up a notch by adding chunks of dark chocolate and covered raisins. Have you ever tried that combination before? Prepare yourself for a taste explosion in every bite. These biscuits feature a soft chewy texture balanced by crispy edges for the best cookie experience ever.

Moreover, this recipe is quick and easy to make without compromising the quality and taste of the cookies. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a newbie in the kitchen, these cookies are sure to make you feel like a pro.

Need more reasons to fall in love with these Chocolate Raisin Biscuits? How about using all-natural ingredients such as brown sugar, free-range eggs, certified organic gluten-free oatmeal, and Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour blend? Plus, this recipe includes tips for substitutions and variations to help you tailor the recipe to your liking.

Trust me when I say that once you taste these biscuits fresh out of the oven or even reheated later on, they will become your new go-to treat for any occasion. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to try out this easy yet irresistible recipe – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in these delicious chocolate raisin biscuits without feeling guilty!
Indulge in these delicious chocolate raisin biscuits without feeling guilty!

Here are the key ingredients you will need to make these delectable Chocolate Raisin Biscuits, whether you choose to make them gluten-free or not.

Dry Ingredients:

  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend (2 cups) or Plain Flour (2 cups)

I recommend using a blend of gluten-free flours such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour for best results. If you don’t need the recipe to be gluten-free, then use regular plain flour instead.

  • Gluten-Free Oatmeal (1 1/2 cups) or regular Oatmeal (1 1/2 cups)

You can use either gluten-free oatmeal or regular oatmeal, depending on your dietary needs. If you’re using regular oatmeal and are sensitive to gluten, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.

  • Baking Powder (1 tsp)

This ingredient will help the biscuits rise and give them a light texture.

  • Baking Soda (3/4 tsp)

Use this ingredient only if making Gluten-Free biscuits that need extra moisture for proper raising.

Wet Ingredients:

  • Butter, softened (3/4 cup or 200 g)

Choose unsalted butter for this recipe if you want to control the amount of salt in the biscuits.

  • Brown Sugar (3/4 cup or Brown sugar 1/2 cup + White sugar 1/4 cup)

Brown sugar gives these biscuits their chewy texture and rich flavor.

  • Egg (1 large)

The egg acts as a binding agent in this recipe, helping to hold all the ingredients together.


  • Dark Chocolate Chips, chopped dark chocolate or chocolate covered raisins.

The sweetness from the chocolate mixed with soft and chewy raisins is what makes these biscuits extra special!

The Recipe How-To

 Chocolate and raisins and biscuits, oh my! The perfect trifecta.
Chocolate and raisins and biscuits, oh my! The perfect trifecta.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare the baking sheet

Before starting, preheat the oven to 350°F. While waiting for that, line a baking sheet with parchment paper to avoid sticking.

Step 2: Combine dry ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine gluten-free flour blend of your choice, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Give it a good mix until everything is well combined.

Step 3: Cream butter and sugar

In another bowl, cream together softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. For best results, I recommend using an electric mixer on medium speed for about two minutes.

Step 4: Add egg and vanilla extract

Once the butter and sugar mixture is ready, add in one egg and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, then continue mixing until they are well incorporated.

Step 5: Mix in dry ingredients

Add in the dry ingredients mixture into the wet one little by little while stirring until there are no more lumps in the batter.

Step 6: Fold in chocolate and raisins

Finally, fold in chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate, as well as a cup of raisins. Be generous with these two! They’re what make these cookies go from basic to delicious!

Step 7: Bake

Using a small spoon or cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Make sure to space them out to prevent them from sticking together during baking.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown. Once done, remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them onto a cooling rack.

Enjoy your warm Chocolate Raisin Biscuits with cold milk or hot tea!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get your chocolate fix with these irresistible biscuits.
Get your chocolate fix with these irresistible biscuits.

Variety is the spice of life, so don’t be afraid to mix it up! Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations to make this Chocolate Raisin Biscuits recipe your own:

– Swap out the raisins for dried cranberries, chopped dates or apricots, or even chopped nuts like pecans or almonds.

– If you’re looking for a gluten-free version, use a gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour. Bob’s Red Mill has an excellent gluten-free flour blend that works well in baking. Also, simply swap out regular oats with certified gluten-free oatmeal.

– Instead of butter, you can use dairy-free substitutes, such as vegan butter or coconut oil.

– For a vegan version, replace the egg with a flax egg or applesauce.

– If you prefer milk chocolate over dark chocolate, feel free to use milk chocolate chips instead. You can even use chocolate-covered raisins in place of regular raisins for an extra chocolatey flavor.

So go ahead and experiment with different substitutions and variations to create the perfect Chocolate Raisin Biscuits recipe that suits your preferences and dietary needs. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 These biscuits may be gluten-free, but they're flavor-full.
These biscuits may be gluten-free, but they’re flavor-full.

As someone who loves to pair different foods and drinks, I must say that these chocolate raisin biscuits are a treat for the taste buds. They are perfect to be served as breakfast cookies or an afternoon snack, paired with your favorite tea or coffee.

If you are looking for a more indulgent experience, serve these biscuits warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup drizzled on the top. Trust me; the combination is irresistible.

For those who have a love-hate relationship with chocolate, try pairing these cookies with some fresh berries, such as strawberries or blueberries, and a glass of cold milk.

And if you’re feeling like having something savory on the side, I recommend serving these biscuits with a cheese platter or even some hummus dip. The contrast of the sweet chocolate and raisins with the salty cheese or tangy hummus is nothing short of delightful.

Whether you decide to serve these chocolate raisin biscuits on their own or pair them with other foods and drinks, they make for a tasty snack that everyone will love.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Want to impress your friends with your baking skills? Give these biscuits a try!
Want to impress your friends with your baking skills? Give these biscuits a try!

Now that you have your delicious chocolate raisin biscuits, let’s talk about how to make them ahead of time and store them properly. One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make the dough ahead of time and freeze it for up to a month. Simply thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight before baking.

If you have already baked the biscuits, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. When reheating, simply warm them up in the oven or microwave and enjoy their soft chewy texture and crispy edges once again.

For those who want to prepare breakfast cookies for their weekly routine, these cookies are perfect as a make-ahead option. Just bake a big batch in advance and portion them out individually before storing them in small bags ready for when you need them. These cookies can be eaten on their own or paired with milk, tea, or coffee for a quick breakfast.

Whether making ahead, storing or reheating, always remember to use an airtight container as this will help keep the biscuits fresher for longer. With careful preparation and storage, these gluten-free chocolate raisin biscuits will stay soft and chewy, perfect to satisfy any sweet cravings throughout the week.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect snack for when you're craving something sweet and satisfying.
The perfect snack for when you’re craving something sweet and satisfying.

Now that you know how to make these delicious chocolate raisin biscuits, it’s time to talk about how to get the perfect results. Here are a few tips and tricks that will take your cookies to the next level:

1. Combine ingredients carefully: When measuring out your dry ingredients, spoon them into the measuring cup and level with a knife rather than scooping directly from the package. This will give you a more accurate measurement and prevent over-packing flour into the cup. Also, make sure you mix the wet ingredients well using an electric mixer or high-speed blender.

2. Use quality ingredients: The better the ingredients, the better your cookies will taste. Use high quality dark chocolate chips or chunks for a richer flavor.

3. Chill the dough: Chilling helps the dough firm up so that when it is baked, the cookie will spread less resulting in a thicker cookie with crispy edges and a softer centre.

4. Bake at correct temperature: Always preheat your oven before placing your cookie sheets inside which helps prevent uneven baking. If you have too much heat from the bottom of your oven than top use an extra baking sheet underneath.

5. Store properly: Store cooled cookies in an air-tight container to help them stay fresh for long periods of time.

Remember to have fun with your cooking! Practice makes perfect, so don’t worry too much about getting everything exactly right on your first try. Just keep playing with different variations until you find what works best for you!


One of the best parts of sharing a recipe is answering questions and concerns that readers might have. So, to make sure you can make these Chocolate Raisin Biscuits to perfection, I’ve rounded up some frequently asked questions and tips to help you troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the process. Keep reading in this FAQ section and you’ll have all your doubts cleared out!

Is there gluten in chocolate raisins?

Chocolate raisins can be considered a safe option for those following a gluten-free diet since they are typically made using gluten-free cocoa powder and gluten-free raisins.

Are milk chocolate covered raisins gluten-free?

Indulge in chocolate-covered California raisins, guilt-free! These delicious treats contain only 110 calories per serving and are gluten-free. With just 3g of saturated fat and 10mg of sodium, they make for a sweet and healthy snack option. Each serving contains 15g of total sugars, providing a natural and satisfying sweetness.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, whether you are gluten-free or not, these chocolate raisin biscuits are a must-try recipe for any baking enthusiast. Not only are these biscuits soft and chewy with crispy edges, they are also dairy-free and can be made vegan with substitutions.

With the perfect balance of sweet raisins and rich dark chocolate chips, this recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without overloading on sugar. Plus, the addition of oatmeal in the recipe gives these biscuits a healthy boost of fiber and nutrients.

So go ahead and give this easy recipe a try! And don’t forget to experiment with different ingredients and variations to make it your own. Whether you’re enjoying them as a breakfast cookie or indulging in them as a dessert, these gluten-free chocolate raisin biscuits will not disappoint.

Chocolate Raisin Biscuits- Gluten Free or Not

Chocolate Raisin Biscuits- Gluten Free or Not Recipe

These are great biscuits. They are very rich and my whole family love them. I usually make a double batch so that I can keep some for later. The recipe was in the "Super Food Ideas" magazine in 2004. You can make them lactose free by using dark chocolate and a lactose free margarine, such as Nuttelex. Feedback from review by Polly_Waffle_kid- these biscuits have been made on regular wheat flour and turned out perfectly. (My thanks to you PWK:) )
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 24 biscuits
Calories 124.3 kcal


  • 200 g milk chocolate or 200 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 150 g butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour or 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 g raisins, roughly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Centigrade. Line biscuit trays with baking paper.
  • Melt half of the chocolate and set aside to cool.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the melted chocolate.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder. Stir gently to combine. Fold into the mix the remaining chopped chocolate and the shopped raisins.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and then place onto the trays. Flatten with the back of a metal spoon.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Stand 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 24gCalories: 124.3kcalCarbohydrates: 13.4gProtein: 1.2gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 24.1mgSodium: 62.4mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 11.3g
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