Recipe

Double chocolate freckles

These fun and easy to make biscuits are great for kid's lunch boxes, after school snacks or parties.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Makes 42 Item
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These fun and easy to make chocoate biscuits are great for kid's lunch boxes, after school snacks or parties. Double chocolate and dipped in sprinkles.

Ingredients

Double chocolate freckles
  • 125 gram butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) cocoa powder
  • 200 gram dark eating chocolate, melted
  • 1/3 cup (85g) hundreds and thousands

Method

Double chocolate freckles
  • 1
    Beat butter, sugar and egg in a small bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Stir in sifted dry ingredients, in two batches.
  • 2
    Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth; roll between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease three oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 4
    Using a 3cm, 5cm and 6.5cm round cutters, cut 14 rounds from dough using each cutter. Place 3cm rounds on one oven tray; place remainder on other oven trays.
  • 5
    Bake small cookies about 10 minutes; bake larger cookies about 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  • 6
    Melt chocolate in a small bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water (don't let water touch base of bowl). Spread tops of cookies with chocolate; sprinkle with hundreds and thousands. Set at room temperature.

Notes

The pastry case can be made a day ahead; store in an airtight container.

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