Chewy choc bikkies


Energy biscuits. Recipe by Mark Hartstonge

This is the picture in the recipe book (keep that in mind when you see how mine actually turned out)

I wanted to make something for our playgroup’s shared morning tea but, as usual, I was limited by what I actually had in the pantry. A quick flick through my “Welcome Home, friends of the neonatal trust” recipe book produced this* promising recipe. 

As we have a gluten-free child in the group, I like to make things that he can eat too so I subbed the self raising flour for 2/3 gf plain flour & 1/3 rice flour (yep, you guessed it…I didn’t have enough gf flour!) & added baking powder. Oh, & used only white sugar instead of half white, half brown. Who has space in the pantry for TWO types of sugar??Not me! Oh, & I didn’t have butter so marge it had to be.

This was the result…


After the initial cutting…I did then cut them all again to make them smaller

And this happened while I was folding in the dry ingredients…



And boy, did they taste good! A crust on the outside & all soft/gooey on the inside! Will probably omit half the sugar(at least) next time as the hot chocolate had added sugar which made them SUPER sweet!

The recipe as it appears in the book:

125g butter (or marge works)

1/2 c white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar (I used all white sugar)

1/2 tsp vanilla essence (I used vanilla extract instead)

1 egg

1 3/4 c self raising flour (just over 1 cup gf flour,just under 3/4c rice flour for my version)

1/2 c drinking choc

Preheat oven 180deg c or 160deg c fan forced. Grease oven tray with non-stick baking paper.

Beat butter, sugar & vanilla essence until light & creamy. Beat in the egg. Fold in the sifted flour & drinking chocolate (oops, forgot to sift…)

Roll into balls & place on prepared oven trays & flatten with a fork. (Or drop teaspoons of mixture like I did ‘coz the batter was too wet to bother rolling)

Bake for 12-15min until golden brown (or dark brown if you’re like me)

And while you are busy cleaning up, make sure to watch the kids….having gotten dirty while baking, Master 4 decided he needed to change out of said dirty clothes & redress himself. Oh, what a good boy you say…good indeed, he managed to get on EIGHT tshirts before he hit the spiderman jackpot!


EIGHT tshirts!


spiderman poser


3 thoughts on “Chewy choc bikkies

  1. Heh – yup, that’s usually what happens when I try to bake, too. Utensils break, and my cookies become cookie. 8}

    (By the way, I’ve only just now gotten around to adding all the Pintester 2.0 blogs to my RSS reader, which is why you’re getting a random comment from a stranger. Unless your blog is bigger than mine and you often get random comments from strangers. If so, ignore this explanation and carry on with your day.)

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