Chocolate Melting Moments

    35 minutes

    These biscuits are simple to make a simply melt in your mouth! A great snack to offer guests with afternoon tea or coffee.

    38 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 2/3 cup (150g) white sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 2 1/4 cups (280g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups ground hazelnuts
    • 185g dark chocolate chips
    • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Gradually beat in the egg yolk, vanilla and lemon zest. Stir in the flour and ground hazelnuts with a large spoon.
    3. Shape dough into walnut sized balls and place them 5cm apart on an unprepared baking tray. Make an indentation in the center of each ball with your finger. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
    4. While the biscuits are baking melt the chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat or in the microwave. Stir chips until smooth. When biscuits come out of the oven spoon 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into the indentation. When biscuits are completely cool dust lightly with icing sugar.

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    These were a bit more labor intensive than I expected - but well worth the work. I bought hazelnuts still in the shell and had to shell them. Then I roasted them in a 350 oven for 10 minutes and rubbed them in a clean dish towel to remove the brown skin. Then I had to ground them for the recipe. Two pounds of hazelnuts in the shell made about 2 1/4 cups of ground hazelnuts. After all that, the recipe was a snap! I would definitely make these again but will probably look for hazelnuts already shelled and peeled.  -  12 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Pretty Good. My husband loves these. Very pretty and uncommon taste. HINT: Buy Hazelnuts all ready shelled and grind them in a mini food processor. Also mix white and milk CHoclate morsels for the filling and swirl them. Another thing, don't make them too big, or the choclate center is worthless.  -  18 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    excellent  -  04 Feb 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)