Candy Cane and Chocolate Chip Biscuits

    Candy Cane and Chocolate Chip Biscuits


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    Although friends buy candy canes to make these for Christmas I make them more as a post Christmas thing to use up all the ones that have accumulated over the festive season.

    Serves: 36 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence
    • 2 3/4 cups (340g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (155g) milk chocolate bar, diced
    • 1 cup coarsely chopped peppermint candy canes

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and peppermint essences.
    3. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda and salt then stir into the creamed mixture until all of the dry has been absorbed.
    4. Mix in the chocolate pieces and chopped candy cane.
    5. Form spoonfuls of dough into balls and place them 5cm apart onto an ungreased baking tray.
    6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

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