I’m beginning to see a bit of a trend with my food posts, they all seem to be biscuits, cakes or puddings!I like to think that’s because they are the most appealing recipes rather than I eat more sugar than health-food but I’m beginning to wonder.
It doesn’t help having children of course. I’d rather bake and give my 7-year-old home-baked biscuits than rubbish stuffed full of aspartame and trans-fats. Still, it isn’t doing my waistline any favours, especially when the biscuits are THIS delicious!
- 250g/9oz butter
- 150g/5.5oz caster sugar
- 300g/10oz self-raising flour
- 2 tbsp milk
- Grated zest of 1 orange
- 50g chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/Gas 4/fan oven 160 degrees.
- Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy
- Stir in flour, orange zest and milk and mix well
- Add the chocolate chips and mix gently
- Divide the mixture into 18 portions and put flattened balls of cookie dough on your baking sheets, leaving room for the biscuits to ‘spread’ in the oven
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
- Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets then remove to a wire rack to cool and crisp up.