Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chocolate Squiggle Cookies

If you're a baking novice, but want to make something really easy, but gorgeous looking... these are the biscuits for you.  You need just 5 ingredients (4 if you want to leave them plain) & you can cut them into any shape you like.  I stuck to traditional round shapes, mainly because I couldn't be bothered to root out the star cutters which are packed in a box in the SuperShed.

My one piece of advice is to roll the dough as thinly as possible as it makes the cookies really crisp and crunchy.  Decorating the top with the chocolate is very easy - just melt the chocolate & either pour into a ziplock bag, snip a tiny piece of a corner & you have an instant piping bag.  You can even just use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the cookies.  Oh, and the extra chocolate that lands on the baking paper... that's a Chef's Treat!

Chocolate Squiggle Cookies 

250g Plain Flour
85g Golden Caster Sugar
175g Butter, cubed & at room temperature
1 Egg, lightly beaten
50g Dark or Milk chocolate, melted
50g White Chocolate, melted

Preheat your oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4

Put the flour, sugar & butter into a food processor & whizz until the mixture turns into sandy rubble.
Add the egg & mix until the mixture forms a soft ball.

Turn onto a floured surface & roll out until about 1/2 cm thick.

Place onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake for 10-12 minutes until pale golden brown - don't throw out the baking paper.  Transfer to a wire rack & allow to cool completely before decorating.

Place the cooled cookies back onto the baking paper & drizzle with the melted chocolate.  When completely dry, remove from the baking paper & store/eat/give as beautiful gifts.

This is the Chef's Treat (but The Hubs stole half of it!)


  1. These look amazing!!! :D Thanks for linking our blog on your site too! x

  2. These look fab! Quick question - is the brown blob in with the dry mix some vanilla? Thanks :)

  3. Yes - I threw in a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste (should have mentioned that). If you wanted to flavour the biscuits, some very finely grated zest (orange, lemon or lime) would be fantastic

  4. Think im gonna have to try these tomorrow..