Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Choc Orange Butter Biscuits - Easter Gift

We needed an alternative Easter gift for out neighbours who didn't want chocolate eggs.  The girls and I decided to make these biscuits and put them in a lovely tin we bought from a charity shop and tissue paper that almost matches.  They especially enjoyed piping the dough on to the trays.  It was so easy that they all could have a go, even my 4yo is now a dab hand at piping.

300g softened butter, preferably unsalted

1 cup icing sugar

1 egg

grated rind 2 oranges

½ cup cocoa

2½ cups flour

Icing:

100g butter

1½ cups icing sugar

50g dark chocolate, melted and cooled

few drops vanilla essence

about 1-2 Tbsp milk

Beat the butter and icing sugar together until light and creamy. Beat in the egg and orange rind.

Sift the cocoa and flour evenly over the top of the creamed mixture and stir together gently.

Put the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe medium-size rosettes onto a greased baking tray. Bake at 180ºC for 12-15 minutes. Cool on a cake rack.

Sandwich biscuits together with icing, if wished. To make icing, beat the butter until it is pale and fluffy. Sift the icing sugar and beat into the creamed butter with the chocolate, vanilla essence and sufficient milk until you have a fluffy light mixture. Store biscuits in an airtight container.



3 comments:

  1. Oh my word!!! They look AMAZING!!

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  2. Yum yum! Might just have to try that recipe!

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