Almond and chocolate biscuits

I normally bake cakes but I decided to get into the swing of biscuit week on the Great British Bake Off! I love the bake off and so I thought I would try my own biscuit recipe. I found some goodies in the cupboard to use for my ingredients and whizzed up some almond and chocolate delights. I hope you approve of my recipe.

Three biscuits

Recipe (makes 30 biscuits)

150g softened butter (sometimes I pop the chilled butter in the microwave for 20 seconds on full power if I forget to take it out of the fridge beforehand)

160g caster sugar

1 large egg

175g self-raising flour

50g ground almonds

ΒΌ tsp baking powder

115g dark chocolate chunks (half pieces of 50% cocoa solids dark chocolate)

2 tsp amaretto liqueur

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, apart from the chocolate chunks. Combine with a hand whisk for about 2 minutes. This recipe is so easy as all the ingredients can just be measured in the one bowl except for the chocolate!
  • Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  • Spoon about 1 tsp. of the mixture per biscuit onto a baking tray. I like to cook about 6 biscuits per baking tray and I use greaseproof paper as a base for my biscuits. I even grease the paper, just in case the mixture sticks (I am really paranoid but this seems to work).

Cookie dough 1

  • Squash the mixture down so that it forms 4 cm rounds.

Cookie dough 2 copy

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes at 1800C

Cookie dough 3

  • You may need to do several batches to ensure there are no more than 6 biscuits per tray.
  • Leave to cool on the paper on cooling racks for 10-15 minutes and then the biscuits are ready to remove from the paper with a fish slice.

If you do not like almonds, replace the ground almonds with self-raising flour. Also swap the amaretto liqueur for milk or vanilla essence!

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