Monday, March 22, 2010

Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Biscuits

...and back after a rather long period of time to my favourite - chocolate!

Apart form being a big fan of chocolate, I am a big biscuit lover. My normal breakfast is a couple of biscuits with a glass of milk, and I love trying out all varieties of biscuits. And what I love even more than normal biscuits are cream filled ones - but am sometimes put off by the amount of butter and cream used (as in the original idea for this recipe which I got from a magazine - dont remember which one). So, here is a recipe with no butter, and very little cream. 



These were made for a group of children - and were a big hit with them. 


Ingredients

115 grams - all purpose flour
2 tbsp - cocoa powder sweetened
5 tbsp - sunflower oil
3 tbsp - sugar
4 tbsp - low fat milk

For the filling 

120 gram - plain chocolate, roughly chopped
2 tsp - cream
4 tbsp - hazelnuts, finely crushed
a few tsp of cocoa powder (sweetened), to sprinkle on the cookies (optional)

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degree C and line a baking tray.
  2. Mix together the flour and cocoa powder in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the oil, milk and sugar.
  4. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix to form a dough.
  5. Roll out the dough and cut into rounds with the help of a cookie cutter and place on the baking tray.
  6. Place the tray in the centre of the preheated oven and bake until done (sorry, I didn't note down the exact baking time)
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking tray for a couple of minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Meanwhile, place the chocolate and cream on a double boiler and mix until the chocolate melts completely.
  9. Add finely crushed hazelnuts and mix well.
  10. Scoop up approx 1 tbsp of chcolate mixture and roll them into balls and flatten them gently and sandwich the biscuits with the chocolate cream. (this step has to be done a little quickly so that its easy to make the sandwich, without breaking the biscuits)
  11. Sprinkle the cocoa powder and serve.



    Enjoy!

    74 comments:

    1. Perfect to go with a cup of coffee !! Looks delicious and nice click as well...
      Deepa

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    2. Oh boy,i simply love these delightful biscuits....does the original recipe call for butter instead of the oil?
      Oh my mind is already filled with a variety of these....going to try them soonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.......

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    3. These cream-filled biscuits look divine dear. I so want to have a couple of these with a cup of tea.

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    4. wow cream biscuits look yum and beautiful...

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    5. hey cute shaped cream biscuits..bookmarked..

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    6. wow hazelnut chocolate biscuits...I could imagine the texture & taste..

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    7. Looks yummmy and so cute shape..

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    8. It's a beautiful day today...sunny, breezy, warm and these cookies would make the day perfect!

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    9. chocolates n hazelnuts r unbeatable combo,lovely cookies....

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    10. woww!! pass me some of those biscuits..i m also a big fan of biscuits :)

      dear do collect ur award from my blog :)

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    11. My daughter will definitely love this..hazelnut is her favourite.

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    12. Yum Yum Yummmm!!!. Awesome job... nice entry.. :)

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    13. so cute and yummy!!.loved it...

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    14. I'm crazy abt hazelnuts. I can imagine the great flavour of the biscuits.

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    15. What lovely biscuits! I'll take some right away!

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    16. One of my favorite combinations... hazelnut and chocolate.. in a cookie, PERFECT~

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    17. I like this recipe as it's eggless. I will have a go and try them out during the easter break.

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    18. This would melt in the mouth..kids would love love this :-)

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    19. Rachana,

      This cookie looks perfect, nice filing recipe ,

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    20. nice combination, this biscuit looks really tasty

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    21. lovely.....this is perfect..

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    22. cookies looks yummm...Surely its a great treat for kids.. we love a similar chocolate hazelnut cookies we get from IKEA....
      we would like to pass on the Sunshine award, please stop by to collect it.

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    23. Awesome! This is fabulous.. you made cream biscuit!!! big wow to you!

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    24. Nuts and chocolate together is my favourite, biscuits looks awesome..

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    25. making cream biscuits at home is quite a task..These look delicious.

      Yeah, I hate to cook when he is on a tour coz I have to cook for self, but when he is around, I have to bear the criticisms ;)

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    26. Great combo, looks delicious and beautiful click...

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    27. They would be a big hit with my children too.
      mimi

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    28. Was reading this post after dinner you wouldn't believe how hunfry its got me :))

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    29. P.S can we be neighbours ?? i will do your laundry for all the food you make :))

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    30. I am sure the kids must have loved these cookies...they look awesome :)

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    31. These biscuits look fabulous! I love the chocolate hazelnut combo!

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    32. That looks so beautiful, perfect for spring! Delicious flavor!

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    33. who can say no to a chocolate cookie specially stuffed with hazelnut chocolate cream. Yummy

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    34. crispy biscoots..me to the same like u..bunch of biscuits with milk..:)

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    35. I am so glad you made these cookies! I just have some hazelnuts in my freezer dying to be used! Great recipe, thanks!

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    36. Perfect snack for any time, I could munch on these nonstop:)

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    37. Beautiful, I would like to taste them. Thanks for sharing!

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    38. OMG...what a combination dear..Fabulous and superb...

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    39. Oh yum! I havent made biscuits since last year, its about time I did I think :) although when I do I tend to eat way too many!

      Rose

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    40. Yum..they look so delicious..:)

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    41. Oh my diet is off again :) Very nice!

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    42. mmm yes. A good filling is a necessity and the chocolate hazelnut combination is quite ideal!

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    43. This is so tempting,i think my taste bud is wanting them right away.Lovely cookies.Iam a fan of hazelnuts.Got to try it soon rachna.Thanks for the recipe dear.

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    44. These look really wonderful and I really love the fact that you've made them more healthy than most seen on the internet. I've also done some browsing of other posts you've written. You have a lovely blog. I'll be back often to see what you have been making.

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    45. lovely..i love the hazelnut flavour..

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    46. Good to go with the hot chocolate drink that I am having for supper right now......mmmmm!

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    47. Lovely and yummy biscuits....:-)) my kidos would love them!

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    48. Wow biscuits look delicious!!! I think nutella filling would go very well with them :)

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    49. if it has cocoa in it, I'm there!!!! yum~!

      thanks for coming by!

      ciao bella
      carmelina

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    50. wow so yummy biscuits...i love cream biscuits...nice recipe...vl try

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    51. I am so making these....A lovely recipe Rachana!

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    52. I love bourbon biscuits and this looks similar so must be chocolatey and delicious.

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    53. wow what delicious and mouthwatering cookies I love the sandwich idea and filling.Please collect award from my blog.

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    54. des biscuits bien gourmands et délicieux, bravo
      bonne journée

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    55. These look so delicious! Yummy and beautiful~

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    56. Oh Yum! Your cream biscuits look so delicious!
      The cocoa powder makes them look so amazing, such a brilliant idea!

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    57. Very Yumsum dear...chocolaaatttyyy tempting....hey please collect the sweet award that I have shared with you on my space. You deserve it!

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    58. I'd love to nibble these as snacks :D

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    59. This remind me of oreo choco biscuits ..love the texture it has ,yum..
      hugs and smiles

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    60. Looks crispy, tempting and yummy. Wonderful presentation.

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    61. I have a question for you, what kind of bread is the photo of your blog...looks delicious and I am curious.

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    62. Looks fantastic .I feel like having some

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    63. joining the chocolates love gang. :)

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    64. THis were absolutely delightfull ...tried them on here -
      http://brightmorningstarsfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-basket-of-goodies1.html

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    65. yummyyyyyy... dying to eat :)

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    66. This is simply amazing n so very professional!!!
      Veggie Fare rocks!
      3 Cheers!

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