I love sweet cookies, but occasionally fancy something not exactly savoury, just a little less sweet. These fit the bill perfectly. The texture is meltingly soft, the chocolate is subtle and the sweetness is there in the background.
Makes: About 14 biscuits
Level: Very easy
Approximate Times: Prep. 30 mins; baking 18 mins; Cooling 15 mins
Need: Baking sheets, a bowl and wooden spoon etc. No fancy equipment
- 60g/2oz wholemeal flour
- 45g/1½oz plain white flour
- 85g/3oz oat bran
- 15g/½ cocoa powder
- 60g/2oz Golden caster sugar
- 1 Tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 75g/2½oz white chocolate pieces
- 100g/3½oz butter or margarine
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tbsp milk
1. Line with baking parchment or lightly grease 2 baking sheets. Pre-heat the oven to 180C / Fan 160C / 350F / Gas 4.
2. Mix together all of the dry ingredients except the chocolate pieces and rub in the butter to a breadcrumb texture. Then stir in the chocolate pieces.
3. Now add a small amount of milk with the vanilla extract to create a moist but firm mixture.
4. Use a tablespoon to place similar sized “blobs” of the mixture on the baking sheets, leaving space between each one. (Probably about 7 or 8 “blobs” per sheet)
5. With either wet or floured hands go back and lightly roll each blob into a ball then flatten it a little.
6. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes.
7. Leave on the tray for 5 – 10 minutes then use a palette knife or cake server to lift them onto a wire rack to cool fully.
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