Thursday, 12 November 2015

Chocolate Cherry Biscuits for our little blossom's sleepover

Our little blossom is off on her first sleepover. She was so excited she could hardly sleep the night before. All these plans for what they will do, what they might eat, where they will go. She wanted to take some biscuits to share with her wee buddy, so after quite a lot of deliberation we decided on these simple, but delicious biscuits. 

These biscuits are easy to make and can be either simply rolled into balls and flattened, or rolled out with a rolling pin and cut into whatever shape you want. 

Chocolate Cherry Biscuits

110g softened butter
75g caster sugar
150g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
half a cup chocolate chips 
half a cup red glace cherries - chopped into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 150deg. C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Beat the butter and sugar until it is pale and fluffy. 

Sift the flour and baking powder together and fold it into the butter mixture. 

Lastly fold in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips. 

Turn the biscuit dough out onto a large piece of baking paper. 

Using a rolling pin, roll out to about 8mm thick. Lift the top layer of paper and sprinkle a little flour over the dough. Replace the paper and flip the whole thing over. Lift the paper from dough. This flipping ensures the bottom of the dough wont stick to the paper once you've cut out the biscuits. 

Using the cutter of your choice, cut out as many shapes as will fit in and place them on to the baking paper lined tray. Gather up all the off-cuts and squeeze them together. Re-roll and cut more shapes; repeat this until all the dough is used. 

Bake the biscuits for 15 to 20 minutes. They should not brown, but will crisp a little. 

All baked and ready for the little girly sleepover. Lets just hope they stay in their beds and aren't up in the night for midnight snacks. 

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