As a pastry chef, I have tried countless recipes for chocolate biscuits. I haven't found another bikkie that is better than this. They can be made without using a mixer. No need to exercise self-control - enjoy them with reckless abandon!
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
100g unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/3 cup (75g) white sugar
1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup (45g) chopped walnuts
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup (60g) sultanas
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In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and butter. Heat for 1 minute at full power, stir and then continue to heat at 20 second intervals, stirring between each until chocolate has melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla and sugar briskly until thick and pale, this may take a few minutes. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt; whisk into the batter just until blended. Fold in the nuts, remaining chocolate chips and sultanas. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line baking trays with baking paper or grease lightly. Scoop out heaping tablespoonfuls of dough and roll them into balls. Place them 5cm apart on the baking trays and flatten slightly.
Bake in the preheated oven until slightly puffed and just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Set the baking tray on a cooling rack to cool. biscuits will firm up as they cool.
Don't be put off by the un-biscuity-like consistency. These cookies harden up extremely well in the fridge and get to a nice consistency. I had to restrain myself from eating all the batter before it went in though! These biscuits turned out delicious, soft and gooey and honestly the best chocolate biscuits I have ever made, I definitely recommend and I will be making these in the future. Thanks for the recipe! - 11 Sep 2015
The recipe called for a 1/4 cup of flour, but as the end Raw result was supposed 2 b a dough, I had 2 add another 1 cup of flour (& another 1/2 tsp baking powder) to achieve this... Using instructed amount, recipe was a runny batter... Am guessing was misprinted? 1 & 1/4 cups, not 1/4?? Comparing to other cookie recipes, flour to sugar & egg ratios, roughly matched the final amount I ended up adding... Dough in the fridge chilling presently, so have no idea what the end result will b!! - 08 May 2014