You would not believe how much I love these biscuits - if I'm not careful, I could easily eat a whole batch in one sitting, I'm not even bothered if they're finished and covered in chocolate or not. There's something about the beautiful, light, melt-in-the-mouth texture that I just can't get enough of!
Needless to say, I don't make these too often, however, they were the subject of my live bakealong on Friday last week, so I had to include the recipe on my blog!
200g butter, softened
50g icing sugar
2tsp vanilla bean paste
200g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g milk chocolate
1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (Gas Mark 4/Fan 160ºC)
2. Cream the butter and icing sugar together until pale and fluffy.
3. Add vanilla bean paste and mix well.
4. Stir in the plain flour, cornflour and baking powder, until a thick paste forms.
5. Fill a piping bag with an open star nozzle with the paste, and pipe onto a lined baking tray in shapes of your choice.
6. Bake for 10-12 mins until pale golden. Leave on the tray to cool for a couple of minutes so they firm up; then move to cooling rack to cool completely.
7. Melt the chocolate and dip the bottoms of the biscuits. Leave to set on a cooling rack.
As ever, please don't forget to share your pictures of your bakes - I'm @misshelensbakes on Instagram and Twitter, and would love to see what you make!
Miss Helen x