Heart Biscuits Dipped In Luscious Chocolate

 plated choclate dipped biscuits

Baking is always so much fun. If I want to bake something with very less effort, I will be baking cookies or biscuits. I love to experiment with different types of flour, oil, etc. for baking. I am a person who loves cooking but always look out for shortcuts following new food trends and techniques without compromising on the quality of the finished dish. The recipe ideas are created in my mind and with that memory I head onto to working with flavours and texture to recreate it best and developing it in my own way. Once I find flour that works well for me I will stick to it for a while. Once it was Oats as the main hero of my kitchen, then the multigrain flour and now it’s the whole wheat flour.

Now this post is a common recipe that is so classy on its own and is sure to be the hit of every home. They taste as good as they look and can be offered as a tasty surprise anytime. This recipe will turn you into an expert cookie or biscuit maker in no time. Fancy it up in different shapes by decorating it with simple sugar, colorful sprinkles or a glaze icing or with chocolate. These biscuits talk about Christmas, Valentine’s Day, holidays, and vacation. As I have already mentioned these are anytime biscuits, yes!  they are the wonderful sugar cookies recipe.

plated baked biscuits

My take on the sugar cookies was forming it into heart shaped biscuits and then dipping it in luscious chocolate. This scrumptious holiday treat is made with whole wheat flour tagging itself as healthy. The regular table butter is replaced by homemade clarified butter or the ghee. This recipe makes about four dozen cookies approximately depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Once baked and decorated they can be stacked and stored upto a week at room temperature in an airtight container. Also the dough can be refrigerated upto two weeks. The dough can be done using your hand and putting away your electric mixer. The recipe calls for just one egg yolk so you can make the recipe as it is, make as many biscuits you want and then refrigerate the left over dough. This dough is soft and slightly sticky with clay like texture. So go ahead to be more creative with your favorite sugar cookies….

mise-en-place for heart biscuits-horz

wrapped heart bis dough

Ingredients:-

  1. Wheat flour – 2 cups.
  2. Castor sugar- 3/4 th cup.
  3. Clarified butter (ghee) – 3/4th cup.
  4. Egg yolk – 1 no.
  5. Salt – 1/4th teaspoon
  6. Cold water- 1-2 tablespoon.
  7. Melted dark chocolate – 1 cup ( one square dark chocolate)
  8. Unsalted Butter/ shortening/oil- 1 tablespoon.

Method:-

  • Sieve wheat flour with salt. Combine sugar, butter and the egg yolk with the wheat flour in a bowl.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoon of cold water, mix together with your hands until it becomes soft dough. (Start by adding just one tablespoon, if the dough is still dry then adjust by adding the second spoon).
  • Wrap it in a cling film and refrigerate for half an hour for the dough to stiff up a bit and roll able.
  • Preheat your oven to 170 degrees centigrade or 325 Fahrenheit.
  • Divide the dough equally to roll out. Flour dust the rolling surface and roll out the dough into one-fourth inch thickness with a rolling pin.
  • Cut it into heart shapes with a cookie cutter and transfer onto the baking tray. Re-roll the cuttings to make the next batch of biscuits.
  • Bake for 13- 15 minutes approx. till the biscuits turn pale in color and the bottom slightly turns golden.
  • Allow it to cool on the baking tray and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Mix the butter or shortening or oil while melting the chocolate over a very low heat until smooth.
  • Dip half of each cookie into the melted chocolate, allowing the excess chocolate to drip off. Place them on cookie sheets or aluminium foil sheets to dry. These biscuits will come off the sheets easily once dry. Store in an airtight container and use within a week.

rolled heart biscuits

final biscuit pic

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