Sunday, 24 March 2013

Chocolate chip oat biscuits

Where have these biscuits been all my life?  They take the buttery deliciousness of shortbread and add an oaty crunch – imagine shortbread, crossed with hobnobs, with some chocolate chips added for good measure....yes, that good!

When I make these again (in about a day or two!) I will swap the chocolate chips for sultanas.  I’m a sultana addict and think they’ll work really well with the buttery oat texture.

I made these reasonably small – normally my biscuits could be used as dinner plates – and I advise you to do the same as the biscuit is densely textured and rich.  When I try and make small biscuits (i.e. normal sized) I start with good intentions then look at the tray when I’ve finished only to see the later biscuits are twice the size of the earlier ones...I can’t help myself!  So this time, I weighed the first ball of dough, and made sure all the others were the same (44g, if you’re interested).  For the first time ever I have created normal biscuits!

These are lovely warm from the oven (well, you have to check, don’t you?) and also lovely cold and crumbly.  For the work of minutes they are quite wonderful!


225g unsalted butter, at room temperature
110g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
275g plain flour
30g porridge oats
100g chocolate chips – I used milk


Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/400°F/gas mark 6.

Line two baking sheets with baking paper or non stick foil.

Beat the butter in a bowl until soft and whippy.

Beat in the sugar and vanilla.

Stir in the flour, oats and chocolate chips.

Take small balls of mix, roll then place on a baking sheet leaving about 1cm for spreading whilst baking.  I got 16 biscuits, each weighing 44g uncooked.

Flatten the balls.

Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden and starting to look biscuity at the edges.

Leave to cool on the baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container.

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



sensibilia said...

Yum, Yum! I love anything crunchy and small. Ideal for consumption with that mid-morning cuppa at the office!

Debs Dust Bunny said...

Delicious! I am a cookie monster so these would hit the spot for me.

Katie said...

Yummy looks biscuits. The inside texture look wonderully short, almost shortbread-like.
Why not add sultanas and choc chips!

Gloria Baker said...

look delicious, I always forget to make some cookies, are delicious!!

Recipe Junkie said...

I've been doing more biscuit making than normal recently - these look really really good. i am sold on the buttery crumbliness. definitely

Lucy said...

These look perfect for a cheery elevenses or cookie to solve the 4pm sugar slump! Love the idea of subbing in raisins too.

Sue said...

Ooooh, these sound utterly delicious ... I'm definitely gonna try this recipe. Thank you!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Bookmarked *tick*! Oh those do look good. I'm going to make them too!

Jean said...

Lovely !!
I could just manage one or two now with my cup of tea (actually, as the sun is well over the yard arm it's a glass of rosé).
Thanks for the recipe.

Susie @ Fold in the Flour said...

These look great and a lovely departure from 'ordinary' chocolate chip cookies. Love the texture - must try making these! :)

Nom! The Indulgent Baking Blog said...

Battery biscuits are the best and the bigger the better!


Baking Addict said...

Chocolate chip biscuits are the best!! Love the addition of oats and I'm sure a sultana version would be heavenly.

Jo said...

You had me sold at the title! I most definitely need these biscuits in my life. My aunty baked something similar for me a few weeks ago and I must admit to being devasted when I finished the tin.

Cakelaw said...

These look great! Buttery chocolate heaven.

Kezia said...

I made these with my brothers yesterday, they were delicious! We made one batch with raisins and one with chocolate, I have to say I think the raisin ones were actually my favourite. A great recipe to have on hand, thank you!

Maggie said...

Chocolate Chips in biscuits are a must:) I love homemade hip hugging biscuits.

Alison said...

made these yesterday they are even better today...delish!

shri said...

Oh, these look delish CC.

Will definitely make them soon. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Sorry for the delayed response. I've been busy busy busy.

Do check out the cake I've posted there. Its based on your victoria sponge recipe, and I have to agree with CCH - we must have buttercream in victoria sponges. It should be a law or something.

People raved about the taste of the cake - Thanks again :)

Am thinking of making your spiced beer cupcakes into a cake this weekend. Will an 8 inch tray fit do you think?

shri said...

Thanks for the tip CC. Am going to double the recipe and make cup cakes with the remainder.

After staring at the beer aisle for a long time and accosting random strangers, I decided to go with some German beer. Will let you know how it comes out :)

Choclette said...

Normal biscuits? But I do so love your giant ones.

shri said...

CC, the Beer cake was yummy, but not at all beery. more like carrot cake. honey buttercream was awesome (sweeeeet tho'). Thanks again for a great recipe.

1 recipe fit a 6 inch square tin nicely for a very pretty cake. wish i could show you a pic :)