Hot-chocolate biscuits

By admin
20 December 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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