Saturday, 5 May 2012

Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits

Annoying isn't it? You are in the mood for a brew and a few biscuits or chocolate and the cupboard is bare, the house is empty and the nearest shop is long walk through the rain. Solution? get wet or make these little beauties. This is a fairly simple biscuit recipe that makes many many biscuits and can be thrown together and made in about 45 minutes, less if you move quickly. The end result is a chewy but slightly crisp chocolately biscuit with little burst of gingery goodness.

125g Soft butter
200g Light brown soft sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 medium egg
170g plain flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp Bicarb
25g cocoa powder
100g Chocolate chips or chop up some dark chocolate
100g glace ginger

Beat the sugar, butter and extract together until light and fluffy
Beat in the egg.
Sift in the dry ingredients and stir together until combined.
Stir in the chocolate and glace ginger.
Roll a heaped tsp of mixture into a ball and place on a baking sheet.
Repeat until tray is full, give each biscut room to spread, about 3cm around.
Bake in a preheated oven at 170C/150C(fan) for about 12-15 minutes
Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm nice lazy biscuits!! I usually make shortbread which is superfast! If I buy biscuits in they usually only last for a day!