Emily's famous chocolate shortbread biscuits

    30 min

    These extra chocolaty biscuits will cast a chocolate spell on you. Once you have eaten them, you will want nothing else. If you can't find Dutch process cocoa at your shop, just add a pinch of bicarb to the dry ingredients. They are great with icing too!

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    Serves: 60 

    • 250g icing sugar
    • 50g Dutch process cocoa powder
    • 450g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 350g unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 175g chopped semisweet chocolate

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the icing sugar, cocoa, flour and salt until well blended. Cut in the butter until lumps are no larger than peas. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until a stiff dough forms. It may take a minute to come together.
    3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to .5cm thickness and cut into desired shapes using biscuit cutters. If the dough is too sticky, chill for a little bit. Place biscuits 5cm apart onto an ungreased baking tray.
    4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the surface appears dry. Allow biscuits to cool for a couple minutes on the baking tray before removing to wire racks to cool completely. When biscuits are completely cool, melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir frequently until smooth. Dip cookies or drizzle with the chocolate and place on greaseproof paper to set.

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    yum, simple and delicious recipe. Does need icing though, I used cream cheese icing with a tablespoon of raspberry jam. Goes really well with these buttery chocolate shortbread biscuits. Will make again for sure! One hint, make sure you use an extra large bowl, there is a lot of dough!!  -  17 Feb 2011


    for the cocoa powder can you use ordinary cocoa powder oh btw i still havent tried it yet though soz  -  28 Nov 2011


    followed recipe to the letter and found that the dough was very sticky and hard to roll. had to add a little more flour to stop it from sticking to everything. needs more sugar tbh.  -  12 Jul 2012