About this recipe:Can decide what sort of biscuits you're craving? Have three times the fun with this biscuit recipe. Make chocolate chip biscuits, coconut apricot biscuits and cashew nut biscuits all from the same dough. Sultanas? Currants? White Chocolate? Use anything that takes your fancy.
50g unsalted butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons caster sugar
310g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
50g chocolate chips
30g chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
30g chopped unsalted cashews
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Method Prep:1hr › Cook:36min › Ready in:1hr36min
Mix butter, honey, caster sugar, eggs and milk in a bowl. Whisk till smooth and creamy.
Sieve in the flour and baking powder and mix to form a dough.
Divide dough into 3 balls and refrigerate overnight wrapped in cling film.
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4 / 160 C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking parchment or lightly grease.
Take Ball 1 from fridge, unwrap and place onto lightly floured surface. Flatten out with your hands and cover with chocolate chips. Work dough back into a ball, then roll out to 2mm. Using a 5cm round biscuit cutter, cut dough into shapes and place on prepared tray.
Slide tray into oven on middle rack and bake for 12 minutes.
Repeat steps with Ball 2, replacing chocolate with apricots and coconut.
Repeat with Ball 3 using cashews.
Refrigerating the dough overnight helps the dough be very forgiving and pliable when rolling out.
Sorry, I have to agree with zoggle500 above. The dough was more like instant whip so I used another 100gm of flour plus butter, sugar,baking powder and vanilla essence then made drop cakes. They were not too bad! - 18 Aug 2013
This didn't work for me I'm afraid. I left the dough in the fridge overnight but it was still a sticky mess in the morning, and was impossible to roll. I had to add loads more flour to make it pliable, and then the biscuits were heavy and floury when they came out of the oven. They didn't taste sweet enough either, although that was probably because the ton of flour added affected the ratio. Sad times! - 21 May 2011