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Everyday Cooking - Oaty chocolate chip and hazelnut biscuits

May 2011                                                                                                                                   

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Oaty chocolate chip and hazelnut biscuits..

 

Oaty biscuits with chocolate chips and hazlenutsThese biscuits are delicious, you won't be able to eat just one of them. And they are so easy to make. The recipe below makes about 30 normal size biscuits so I freeze half the dough, wrapped in cling film, to use another day.

You can also vary the ingredients to give different fillings and flavours.

 

Ingredients

225g soft butter
140g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
150g plain flour
130g porridge oats
100g chocolate chips
60g chopped hazelnuts

Method

Heat the oven to 180c or 160c for a fan assisted oven / Gas mark 4

  • Mix together the flour, oats, chocolate chips and chopped nuts
  • Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until soft, using a mixer if you prefer.
  • Add the egg yolk and vanilla essence and mix this well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until it forms a dough.
  • On a floured surface roll the mixture out into a long sausage, then cut it into slices.
  • Place cookies on greased baking sheet and press them a bit flatter.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until golden, then leave to cool for five minutes before transferring to a cooling rack..

Tips

Try almond essence instead of vanilla essence.
Use sultanas instead of chocolate chips.
Use less flour and replace it with cocoa powder
Leave out the oats and replace with flour
Instead of rolling the dough into a sausage, roll it flat and use different shaped cutters.

Try different flavours and fillings. These biscuits are very easy to make, and as long as you stick to the basic ingredients and quantities ie. flour, butter, sugar, egg yolk you can enjoy experimenting with them.

 

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