Hot-chocolate biscuits

By Drum Digital
15 July 2015

Make a batch of these chocolate biscuits for the whole family to enjoy with a warm glass of milk.

Makes 40

Preparation: 15 min

Cooking: 10 min

250 ml (1 c) caster sugar

250 ml (1 c) brown sugar

3 eggs

350g butter

1 litre self-raising flour (250 ml x 4)

375 ml (1½ c) hot-chocolate powder

5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence

FILLING

250 ml (1 c) caster sugar

115 g butter

60 ml (¼ c) milk

30 ml (2 T) hot-chocolate powder

30 ml (2 T) boiling water

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a baking tray.

1. Beat the caster sugar and brown sugar with the eggs until light and pale. Add the butter and mix well. Add the flour, hot chocolate and vanilla essence and mix to a soft dough.

2. Roll the dough into small balls and place the balls on the baking tray. Flatten them slightly and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Leave to cool.

3. FILLING Place the sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Mix the hot-chocolate powder with the boiling water and add it to the milk mixture. Mix well and boil rapidly for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and beat until stiff and cold.

4. Spread the filling over cooled biscuits and sandwich together.

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