Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hazelnut Chocolate Biscuits/ Cookies

I make these biscuits only  sometimes, they are a rich and a tad too decadent for regular consumption. Usually I just use chocolate but now I am adding hazelnut spread to make them completely over the top delicious.

The days have been busy, busy after last weeks day off. We have been digging holes for fence posts which is hot work, sowing seeds which is the most pleasant work and checking the bee hives which turns out is very sweet work. The super chambers are all full of honey even though we are still officially in winter. There are spring blooms aplenty and we will have to extract to keep the hives happy. So with a little bit extra physical work, it's ok to eat a few snacks which are high in yumminess if not in healthiness. I guess.

Hazelnut Chocolate Biscuits/ Cookies

Hazelnut Chocolate Biscuits/ Cookies
60 g butter
185 grams chocolate(milk or dark)
1 and 1/4 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarb
1/4 cup cocoa
2 eggs
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup hazelnut spread
1/4 cup icing sugar(for rolling)

Preheat oven to 160 deg C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
Melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring with a metal spoon until melted. Add the hazelnut spread when slightly cooled.
In a medium sized bowl mix the egg and sugar together with an electric mixer then slowly add the chocolate mixture.
Stir in sifted dry ingredients until combined and set aside in the fridge for about 30 minutes. The mixture firms up on standing.
Roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls and then roll in the icing sugar. Place the balls onto the baking tray about 3cm apart and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cool on the tray for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
Probably best to let them cool completely but just warm is truly delicious.



Fiona said...

I do love your recipes and this one sounds delicious...

Janice said...

They do look decadent. They might go well in Mick's lunch box. He is rather partial to chocolate whereas I can take it or leave it. I never have Hazelnut spread in the house, but I suppose you could add some more chocolate and some chopped hazelnuts?

Jodie said...

Those biscuits sound divine!!! Thanks for sharing the riceips...

Things sound busy at your place at the moment but I bet there's enjoyment found in each and every step of the process as each task is completed..

Hugs - Jodie :)

The little book of Nessie said...

They sound yummy! Regards, Nessie