Very very exciting news. Ok it’s really only exciting to me but I unpacked the last box on the weekend. It was the one with all the cookbooks that didn’t fit in the cupboard above the fridge (how did I get so many?!?) but I managed to find a space for them and now nearly everything has its very own home.
I almost had a party when I threw the last box out the door ready to be passed on to the next family member moving house in a couple of weeks. Shall we call chocolate freckle biscuits celebration cookies? After ‘the best biscuits I’ve ever made’ it was pretty tough to choose the next recipe to fill our cookie jar.
My inner two-year-old took over on this occasion and chose the most childish biscuit recipe in the book but also the most fun looking. Who can resist something covered in 100s and 1000s?
Younger me loved Freckles. Until the piñata cake I made for my Birthday post this year I hadn’t had them for years and years but in the same way they jumped off the shelf and into my trolley then, this recipe jumped out into my oven (with a little work in between).
Adding a sprinkle of ginger was the only adjustment I made to the original recipe because I like to spice it up and I thought that might make them a little more grown up, which it did (ok not really). Surprisingly, having 3/4 of a cup of brown sugar in them didn’t make the biscuits overly sweet. Actually the cocoa and dark chocolate made them almost a bit bitter but in an 0h-that’s-good-chocolate way not a bad way.
With a consistency like shortbread, they held their shape perfectly in the oven so if you wanted to you could make them in fancy shapes. Personally after cutting out all the circles I was too lazy to roll out the dough again so I just rolled some balls with the off-cuts and flattened them out. They weren’t as pretty but certain people in our house didn’t notice. Enjoy!
What about you? What was your favourite chocolate growing up?
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