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Buttery Biscuits with chocolate on top

These biscuits are super tasty and so easy to make! There a beautifully buttery and are almost like shortbread, but much less of a faff. After a horrible week at work I decided to make these to cheer myself up – but that didn’t go to plan. When I put the dough in the fridge I thought it felt weirdly soft… It wasn’t until I took it out to roll it out I realised I had completely forgotten to put the flour in!! What a way to top of a truly rubbish week! After a bit of a strop I started again and they turned out perfectly. So I treated myself and ate most of them!

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Makes: about 20
Takes: less than an hour

Ingredients:

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 200g milk chocolate (optional)

 

Method:
1. Dice the butter and in a food processor pulse the butter, sugar, flour and salt until it forms a rough dough. If it is not coming together add a splash of milk and pulse again

2. If you don’t have a food processor rub the butter, salt and sugar together until it looks like breadcrumbs then add the flour and combine to form a rough dough. Add the milk if required

3 Press together to form a ball and wrap in cling film, chill in the fridge for 20 minutes

4. Preheat your oven to 160c fan, 180 conventional

5. Flour your surface and roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin

6. Cut out your desired shapes (I usually do heart shapes) and place them on a lightly greased baking tray

7. Bake for about 15 minutes, the biscuits should be pale when cooked

8 Melt the chocolate and leave it to cool for a couple of minutes so it is easier to work with

9 Using a flat knife or a palette knife, spread the melted chocolate thinly over the top of the biscuits and leave to cool

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