Snowy chocolate crackle biscuits served in a decorative box

Snowy chocolate crackle biscuits

  • Rating: 5 out of 5.10 ratings
    Rate
    loading...
Magazine subscription – 5 issues for £5
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus 1 hour chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 45-50

Roll balls of dough in icing sugar to give these chocolate biscuits their ‘crackle’ effect. They make perfect presents for kids to make at Christmas time

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (50)
NutrientUnit
kcal92
fat4g
saturates2g
carbs12g
sugars9g
fibre1g
protein1g
salt0.06g
Advertisement

Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (make sure the base doesn’t touch the water), or in a microwave in short bursts. Set aside to cool.

  • STEP 2

    Beat the butter and sugar using electric beaters, then beat in the eggs, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and chocolate. Pour in the milk to make a soft dough, but don’t overmix it. Cover and chill for 1 hr. 

  • STEP 3

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line one or two baking sheets with parchment. Put the icing sugar in a bowl. Scoop heaped tablespoons of dough and roll each ball in your hands before dropping it into the icing sugar and rolling it around. Put on baking sheets and repeat, spacing the balls apart.

  • STEP 4

    Bake for about 12-15 mins until the biscuits feel firm when touched. The biscuits should puff up and cracks should open up, too. Leave to cool on the trays, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Will keep for up to a week in an airtight container.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKE IT DOUBLE CHOCOLATE…

Roll the dough in cocoa powder for a more chocolatey version.

Goes well with

  • Comments, questions and tips

    Rate this recipe

    What is your star rating out of 5?

    Choose the type of message you'd like to post

    Choose the type of message you'd like to post

    Overall rating

    Rating: 5 out of 5.10 ratings
Advertisement
  • Hello Fresh promo logo

    Hello Fresh special offer: Get 50% off your first recipe box, then 35% off the next three.

    Get offer
Advertisement

Sponsored content