I was watching Nigella Express a few weeks ago and she made giant choc-chip biscuits. Excellent, MrsDrWho is in dire need of Christmas cooking, because she was in Singapore instead of here during the Festive season.
I asked MrsDrWho to rate them and she gave them 20 out of 10. She also said that she found herself eating one for breakfast and thought to herself that it wasn't exactly a balanced meal, so she picked up another with her other hand, and then she felt completely balanced!!!
Although these are giant, you could make them smaller and thus have 24. Not sure about the length of cooking time though.
Nigella's Giant Choc-Chip Biscuits - makes 12
- 125g good dark chocolate
- 125g softened butter
- 75g light brown sugar
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 tspn vanilla extract
- 1 cold egg (!!)
- 150g plain flour
- 30g cocoa
- 1 tspn bicarb soda
- 375g (ish) of choc chips, dark or milk as you choose
Preheat oven to 170*C (160FF) and line two trays with silicon paper.
Melt the 125g dark chocolate either over a double boiler or in the microwave like I do!!
Cream the butter and sugars till very light and fluffy, add the melted chocolate, the egg and vanilla and beat till well combined.
Sift the dry ingredients together and then mix in and finally stir in the choc-chips.
Nigella used an ice cream scoop to form the biscuits. I used a 1/4 cup measure almost full. Dip either in hot water before you scoop up the biscuit mixture each time. Arrange 6 biscuits on each tray. Cook for 15-18 minutes. Chocolate biscuits burn easily, so it's best to check early. I rotate the trays and swap shelves too.
Leave on the tray for about 5 minutes and then place on a rack to cool completely.
Then eat as part of a balanced diet, ie one in each hand!!!.