I know it is another chocolate recipe, but we were away for Easter and I think I have missed that total chocolate saturation point that you reach after a glut of Easter Eggs! These biscuits are a great diversion on yet another wet April day and afterwards you can always challenge your friends or family to a game of dominoes, winner eats all?
Makes about 30 dominoes
125g butter, softened
165g soft brown sugar
250g plain flour
35g cocoa powder
6 packs/boxes of mini smarties or 45g choc chips
150g dark chocolate melted, optional
Place the butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl and beat together with a wooden spoon until smooth and pale. Sift over the flour and cocoa powder and mix in. Then using your hands, squish and squash the mixture into one large ball.
Divide the ball in half and roll each half out on a lightly floured work surface until the dough is the thickness of a £1 coin. Stamp out squares using a 7cm square cutter ( or cut out a 7cm square piece of cardboard and use this as a template). Place the dough squares on baking sheets and cut each square in half to make two 7cm long rectangles (your dominoes). Mark each square with a knife to make squares. Press the smarties into each square to make dominoes.
Bake at 180°C for 12min, then leave to cool. For a really decadent biscuit, spread the backs of the dominoes with melted dark chocolate!