Friday, July 6

Brownie biscuits

Another day, another biscuit.

Brownie biscuits have become a bit of a staple in our house. My dad is known to eat them for breakfast alongside a cup of filter coffee. My mum will have one with a mug of tea mid morning. I like them at tea time. My brother will eat one at any time of day.

They have a lovely consistency. They're the size, shape and function of a biscuit, but they don't come with a crunch - instead they are soft and slightly crumbly. Tones of cocoa, not too sweet. Hence the name - brownie biscuits.

And, like all my favourite recipes, they're really easy to make.

Yields about 20 biscuits

You need the following:

375g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder (a good half)
225g baking margarine/butter
220g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
80g cocoa

to do this:

Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius and line your baking trays.
Mix together butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and cocoa in a bowl using a handheld whisk/in a food mixer.
Gradually add the dry ingredients - flour, salt, baking powder - to form a dough.
Chill the dough for about an hour (but it doesn't really matter if you don't).
Roll out to 1/4 inch thick (fairly thick) and cut into desired shapes.
Bake for 11 minutes until the edges are firm and the tops are slightly puffed. The biscuits won't look hugely different.



  1. These look yummy!

  2. These look so cute, infact you have made me want to bake, considering the weather is horrendous at the moment.

    Jess x

  3. These look soo good!


  4. These look so yummy! Love the cheeky smiley face in one of them x

  5. These sound delicious! I am adding them to my 'To Bake' bookmark folder right now :)

  6. These sound delicious! I'm adding them to my 'To Bake' bookmark folder right now :)