I’ve been casually attempting to find a good chewy chocolate chip biscuit recipe for the few years now. Mr G loves a chewy biscuit filled with good sized bites of chocolate and so many of my recipes turn out with more crunch than is really desired. Flicking through my The New Classics Cookbook by Donna Hay looking for dinner idea’s I hit upon this recipe and decided to give it a try. The image of her biscuits appeared chewy and I loved the substantial chunks of chocolate that was clearly abundant.
The great news is that this recipe does not disappoint. I used good quality dark chocolate and found that cutting it into the squares kept their shape and meant that they went slightly chewy on the outside and stayed soft in middle, much like the biscuits really. Straight from the oven these evaporated rather quickly leaving just enough to fill the biscuit barrel for treats over the next few days.
If you love to mix things up, you can use different chocolates and turn these into a triple chocolate mix, or perhaps even add in some macadamia nuts for added lusciousness. This recipe was super simple to make and in fact quite easy to remember so not something that you need a degree in cooking to be able to create. If you’re a lover of Chocolate, of Choc Chip Biscuits or of baking in general then you need to create these soon.
Donna Hay’s Chocolate Chunk Biscuits
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 150g unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup plain flour
- 400g dark block chocolate chopped roughly
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
Pre-heat oven to 150c.
Cream the butter, sugars and vanilla essence until light and fluffy. This will take approximately 8-10 minutes. Add the egg and combine well. Then sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until a dough forms. Fold in the chocolate until evenly distributed.
Spoon balls approx 2tsp in size onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for approx 15 minutes or until just starting to turn golden around the edges.
Allow to cool on a wire rack and then eat! These will keep in an airtight container for at least a week….if you can resist.
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