Tuesday 31 March 2015

Chocolate Cherry Train Biscuits

I originally made these biscuits for our Little Blossom's birthday party. She and her buddies liked them so much, we ended up sending all the remaining biscuits to school a couple of days later so everyone could have another helping. I made double this recipe for the party - and it took a long time to roll all those train out!

With a chocolate and cherry flavour combination it's hard to go wrong. Of course you don't have to make them into trains! Any shape will go down a treat I'm sure. 

Chocolate and Cherry Train Biscuits

110g butter
75g caster sugar
150g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup red glace cherries

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

Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. 

Add the sifted flour and baking powder, and fold into the mixture. 

Finely chop the cherries, and the chocolate chips if they are large. 

Fold them into the biscuit dough. 

Chill the dough for half an hour, then roll it out in between two sheets of baking paper. 

The biscuit dough should be about 6mm deep. 

Using your cutter of choice, cut out the biscuits trying to get as many as possible out of the first roll. 

Use a thin metal spatula to loosen the biscuits and transfer them to the  lined baking tray.  Gather up the off cuts and gently re-roll them until all the mixture is used up. 

Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Don't allow them to brown. They wont become crisp until they cool. 

Happy baking xx 

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