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Chocolate Biscuits

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Introduction

Delicious melt-in-the mouth biscuits that are quick and easy to make.

Delicious melt-in-the mouth biscuits that are quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

Serves: 36

Metric Cups
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 220 grams butter (softened)
  • 220 grams self-raising flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3½ ounces superfine sugar
  • 7¾ ounces butter (softened)
  • 7¾ ounces self-raising flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

Method

Chocolate Biscuits is a community recipe submitted by caris and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 190ºC / 375ºF / Gas 5. Cream sugar and butter. Sift flour and cocoa powder together and add to butter mixture. Mix well.
  • Using floured hands, roll quite small amounts of mixture into approx 36 balls.
  • Place well apart (to allow for spreading) on a lined baking sheet and squash slightly to make a squat flat circle. Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Leave to cool in tin for 5 minutes, then place on a cooling rack.
  • Preheat oven to 190ºC / 375ºF / Gas 5. Cream sugar and butter. Sift flour and unsweetened cocoa together and add to butter mixture. Mix well.
  • Using floured hands, roll quite small amounts of mixture into approx 36 balls.
  • Place well apart (to allow for spreading) on a lined baking sheet and squash slightly to make a squat flat circle. Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Leave to cool in tin for 5 minutes, then place on a cooling rack.
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    What 5 Others have said

    • These are my go-to biscuits for my grandson who has an egg allergy. Sometimes I replace the cocoa with 2 tablespoons each of custard powder and rice flour - this gives a lovely vanilla shortbread-like biscuit. I've also added lemon zest or currants or lavender for a different option. A great, versatile recipe. Thanks for posting it here.

      Posted by Jayblues on 26th May 2016
    • Also, add an egg to soften the mixture. It helped as well.

      Posted by sophl on 3rd November 2015
    • Try baking it for 15 mins. I tried that and it worked.

      Posted by sophl on 1st November 2015
    • Very soft after baking for 8 mins and very very crumbly?

      Posted by Sjjssymes on 5th February 2014
    • My cookies are still very soft after baking for 8 minutes...is that the right consistency to take out of the oven?

      Posted by lolg on 21st September 2011
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