Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but we are still working our way through seasonal leftovers over here. I actually love the challenge of using up odd amounts of ingredients – a festive fridge forage. I had a small amount of marzipan left after making stollen this year, and had a chocolate craving so decided to experiment by making these chocolate and marzipan biscuits. I was so pleased with the results I thought I’d share them here too. To make the biscuits, you will need:
125g self-raising flour
25g cocoa powder
50g brown sugar
30g milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces
Pinch of salt
A handful of flaked almonds, to top (optional)
Icing sugar, to dust (optional).
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy – I use a stand mixer. Add cocoa powder and flour and mix again until starting to come together into lumps. Add the marzipan and the chocolate pieces, mix briefly and then use your hands to form into a rough dough, it will be quite fragile but nice and short in texture as a result.
Divide the dough into small pieces roughly the size of a walnut and roll each into a ball between your hands. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Space evenly apart and top each with a flaked almond.
Bake at 160 fan for 15 minutes then leave to cool for at least 10 minutes on the tray before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dust with icing sugar and serve.
Recipe by me.