Chocolate Cut-Out Biscuits

Chocolate Cut-Out Biscuits


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About this recipe: A great biscuit project to share with the kids. Once cool, you can have fun decorating these chocolate biscuits as you wish - ice them, add hundreds and thousands, dust with icing sugar or simply dip them in melted white chocolate.


Serves: 10 

  • 185g plain flour
  • 90g cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 185g softened butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 egg

Prep:2hr  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr12min 

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Blend the sugar and butter in a food processor until smooth and add an egg. Blend until combined.
  3. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry to form a soft pliable dough. (You may not need to add all of the sugar/butter mixture here.)
  4. Flatten the dough into a thick disc and wrap in cling film. Refrigerate for 2 hours (this makes the dough easier to work with).
  5. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  6. With a heavy rolling pin, roll the dough out on a floured surface and cut into shapes with biscuit cutters. If the dough is sticking, add more flour to the work surface to prevent this.
  7. Place shapes onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool and add icing and decorations, or simply dust with icing sugar.

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Reviews (6)


Made these, and they were fab, only prob was when in the oven, they all merged into one huge biscuit. (And i did leave plenty of room between the biscuits!) But were so nice! - 10 Mar 2011


Made this with my 3 year old son and found it easy and delicious. I would just caution on decorating them as I find them very rich and delicious all on their own and really don't need anything more. All in all great! - 27 Nov 2012


These biscuits are delicious and simple to make. I cooked them for 8-10 minutes. - 20 May 2012

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