Chocolate star biscuits

    1 hour 40 min

    My special ingredient for these very chocolaty star-shaped Christmas biscuits is grated cooking chocolate. If you are a huge chocolate fan, you can also dip them in melted chocolate after baking.

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    Makes: 60 star biscuits

    • 125g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 125g unsalted butter
    • 125g cooking chocolate, grated
    • 125g ground almonds

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. In a bowl combine all ingredients and rub together with your fingers. Then knead until you have a smooth and firm dough. Form a ball and wrap in cling film. Chill in the fridge for about 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and lightly grease 4 baking trays or line with baking parchment. (If you don't have 4 trays, you can bake the biscuits in batches.)
    3. Dust a work surface and a rolling pin with flour and roll out the dough to about 5mm thick. With a star shaped cutter, cut out stars and place them onto the prepared baking trays.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes. Be careful not to over bake them, as that will make them taste bitter.


    In a pinch, simply use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract instead of vanilla sugar.

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    It is probably just me but this was a disaster! It took ages to grate the chocolate. I might try a different method next time. However, the mixture was too wet and was hard to make into shapes. A better cook than me might know how to prevent this. It didn't look as uniformly brown as in the picture either. The biscuits lost their shape completely when cooking and stuck really badly to the greased trays, hence they were all in bits and crumbs. It did taste great though. Just won't try this one again when I am baking with my 3 year old!  -  04 Sep 2013


    This recipe is too runny to make into biscuits so I had to put it in muffin tins, I hope it will taste good as it is in the oven now. UPDATE: They didn't taste good either. They're just no good!  -  04 Oct 2015


    Tried this once, never again. The amount of flour is far too small, I must have used at least double to make the mixture good enough to roll. The chocolate was a nightmare to grate, in hindsight I think butter shouldn't be involved as it made the mixture too sticky. Didn't taste great either, a wasted morning.  -  07 Dec 2014