Thursday, 1 March 2012

Double chocolate, fudge and oat biscuits




Back in January I made w
hite chocolate, cranberry and oatmeal biscuits and very nice they were too - sort of cakey but still biscuity! Therefore, when I was looking for another quick biscuit recipe I adapted this one...no point reinventing the wheel.


I replaced the white chocolate with milk chocolate, and the cranberries for fudge chunks. Switching some of the flour for cocoa powder gave a dominant chocolate flavour to the biscuit. The oats added crunch and texture but weren’t as noticeable as in the original version.


They keep like a dream for days on end (and I’m not even lying – I have been restrained in my consumption!) and the texture doesn’t change at all. I loved the way the fudge oozed a little round the edges and crisped up where it hit the baking sheet into almost a crunchy toffee.


Ingredients

150g unsalted butter, at room temperature
150g light brown sugar
2 eggs
100g milk chocolate chips
85g fudge chunks
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
120g porridge oats
170g plain flour
30g cocoa powder

Method

Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan oven 170°C/375°F/gas mark 5.

Line three baking sheets with baking paper.

Beat together the butter and sugar until light and airy – as it’s brown sugar the mix will not whip as light as if caster sugar, but it will turn noticeably paler.

Beat in the eggs gradually.

Stir in the chocolate chips and fudge pieces.

Stir in the bicarb, oats, flour and cocoa powder.

Place rounded teaspoons of mix on the baking sheet leaving approximately 2-3cm between biscuits as they spread as they bake.

Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until the biscuits are golden. I checked them after 10 minutes and turned the tray for the remaining baking time.

Leave to cool on the baking sheets as they are very soft when warm.

When completely cool, store in an airtight container.

Bask in the glory of the wonderful thing you have created.

Eat.

11 comments:

Steve @ the black peppercorn said...

I love chocolate cookies like these. They look delicious!

Lisa Marie said...

Oh
My
GOD.

I am now a quivering mass of chocolate cookie lust. How divine are these????? Screw the diet. I'm making these this weekend.

You, Madam CC, are a very naughty superhero. I really respect that.

Clare said...

Yum! They sound like my kind of biscuit!

Jo said...

I was practically drooling after reading this post's title, nevermind actually seeing the biscuits. I don't know how you've managed to stay restrained with a tin of those beauties in the house!

Nom! The Indulgent Baking Blog said...

I love how chunky these look, could just about go for one now!

Nom!
x

Dawniepopsies said...

Guess what I'm going to be making on Monday!

Lucy said...

I love these - indulgent with chocolate but of course totally healthy because of the oats!

MissCakeBaker said...

I want these with my Saturday morning cup of tea!!

C said...

I'm with you... why reinvent the wheel indeed and the combo of cake-y and biscuity sounds perfectly delicious!

Eleanor Bryant said...

How many does this recipe make?

The Caked Crusader said...

Hi Eleanor

I got about 15 but mine were quite large!

Happy baking