Sunday, November 05, 2006

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Biscuits

These did not turn out as well as the others I made at the same time, they ended up not being very substantial dough-wise, and while they initially rose very high, they soon fell to make a thin cookie. Not at all what I expected, though they did taste good.

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Biscuits
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
6 Tbsp butter
1 cup caster (superfine) sugar
1/3 cup soft light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
115 g semisweet chocolate chips
50 g roasted hazelnuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease 2 or 3 baking sheets.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugars together. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat well.

Stir in the chocolate chips and 3/4 the hazelnuts. Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture on to the baking sheets in heaping mounds. Space them 2 inches apart to allow room for spreading.

Flatten each round lightly with a wet fork. Sprinkle the remaining hazelnuts on tip and press lightly into the surface. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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