Sunday, 23 June 2013

Chocolate Mint Biscuits

G made these for her snacks:
For the biscuits you need:
  • 225g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 220gsoft dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 free-range eggs lightly beaten
  • 375g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 300g plain chocolate chips
For the topping:
  • 150g mascarpone
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 200g dark ckocolate

  1. For the biscuits, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Beat the butter, sugars and peppermint extract together until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, until well combined.
  4. Fold in the flour, baking powder and chocolate chips until well combined.
  5. Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray, leaving 2.5cm/1in space between each biscuit.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until pale golden-brown and still slightly soft.
  7. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the biscuits from the baking tray and set aside to cool completely on a wire rack.

    This recipe made quite a lot of biscuits so some we didn't ice at all, some we put melted chocolate on and a few others we made the topping:

  8. For the topping, beat the mascarpone and peppermint extract together in a bowl.
  9. Spoon a little topping onto each biscuit. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  10. Pour some of the melted chocolate on the top and set aside to harden on a wire rack.

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