Chocolate biscuits are up there as one of the best things to munch on with a cup of coffee or tea, and I love to have a snack on the go at all times. These biscuits are really chocolatey and chewy because they are made with golden syrup. They have quite a grownup taste because the flavours are quite intense and very chocolatey, which I like. You really know you have had a hit of chocolate when you have had one of these. Ralph and I think they are beyond delicious and really moreish.
Makes about 18.
1/2 cup melted coconut oil(I use mild from health stores or online)
1/2 cup of golden caster sugar
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 cup of plain flour (I use white spelt)
1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
egg replacer for 1 egg (from health stores or online)
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 175°C and prepare two baking trays lined with baking parchment or with silicon sheets.
Mix the sugars, golden syrup and oil together in a large-ish mixing bowl with an electric whisk until paler and fluffy.
Add the egg replacer and the vanilla extract. Blend with the whisk until fully mixed together.
Now add all the rest of the dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and mix together, you might find this easier with a wooden spoon.
Roll out the mixture into 18 balls or if the mixture is a bit loose, spoon it on to the baking tray one teaspoon at a time and place 3″ apart on the baking sheets, you might have to do the baking in two batches. Press a few chocolate chips into the top of each ball.
Bake for about 10 minutes depending on how chewy you like them.
Bear in mind that some ovens temperatures can vary. When they have finished baking, they are very soft so leave them on the baking tray to cool for at least five minutes before transferring them to a wire rack with a steel fish slice or metal spatula to cool until they are firm (I put them in the fridge).
Lastly…each time I make these biscuits the result is slightly different, but always delicious.