Similar to shortbread, these buttery biscuits melt-in-the-mouth with the added bonus of chocolate chunks and a sugary-sweet crust.
I’m really more of a cake person than a biscuit person. However, I thought it was about time I experimented a bit more with baking biscuits. These Chocolate Chip Biscuits are the result of my efforts. I can’t even describe how good these taste, especially when still warm from the oven!
These biscuits could be kept plain or you could easily substitute the chocolate for other ingredients such as chopped nuts or dried fruit. I made mine with milk chocolate chips but plain or white chocolate would also be delicious.
CHOCOLATE CHIP BISCUITS
Makes 12 biscuits
- 85g unsalted butter
- 50g caster sugar
- 110g plain flour
- 50g chocolate chips
- demerara sugar for sprinkling
1. Pre-heat the oven to 140°C fan/160°C. Grease and line a large baking tray (or 2 smaller trays).
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until combined.
3. Add the sieved flour and mix.
4. Repeat with the chocolate chips until distributed evenly. You may want to use your hands for this as the dough will be quite stiff.
5. Press the dough into a ball and roll into a sausage.
6. Sprinkle your worktop with demerara sugar and roll the biscuit dough to coat the outside edge (optional).
7. Slice the sausage into 12 biscuits. Space these slightly apart on your prepared baking tray.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until firm. Remove from the tray with a palette knife and place on a cooling rack.