With this recipe you can prepare some beautiful biscuits which won't crack during baking so it would make them very easy to decorate.
I used milk chocolate for topping. Since the biscuit itself is not very sweet it seemed to me it would be too strong with dark chocolate. But when I made them again I had the chance to try them also with dark chocolate and I did like it! It depends on one's preference as always. Also white chocolate could be a nice alternative.
I am not an expert when it comes to using a piping bag but working on it. I prepared my piping bag myself by using baking paper. I cut a very small hole due to my needs and I found it much easier to work with.
You can see this video if you would like to prepare your "paper cone". Even if it looks very easy to make, it requires a couple of practices.
Cocoa Biscuits Ingredients:
120g butter, cut into pieces, at room temperature
1 egg, at room temperature
35g unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Chocolate Topping Ingredients:
Optional: candy sprinkles, pearls
- Powderize sugar for 20 seconds on Speed 10
- Add butter and mix for 30 seconds on Speed 4
- Add egg and mix for 10 seconds on Speed 4
- Sift in flour, cocoa and baking soda. Mix for 20 seconds on Speed 4. Clean down the sides and gather together with Spatula. Knead for 30 seconds on Speed 5
- Wrap with plastic film and let it rest in the fridge for half an hour
- Flour lightly the surface. Roll out dough as a thin layer. Remember to flour your rolling pin every once in a while so that the dough wouldn't stick
- Shape your biscuits by using cookie cutters or another item such as a glass, cup, espresso cup etc. (You will have 2 trays of cookies with this recipe)
- Bake in preheated oven at 180ºC for 20 minutes.
- Let them cool
- Chop chocolate for 10 seconds on Speed 7
- Clean down the sides of TM Bowl with spatula, add milk and melt chocolate for 3-4 minutes at 50ºC on Speed 2
- Fill piping bag or paper cone with chocolate, decorate your biscuits as you wish. You can use pearls, candy sprinkles.. etc.
- Let them rest until chocolate dries. (Alternatively, instead of using paper bag you can dip your biscuits partially or completely in melted chocolate and then place them on baking paper until the chocolate dries)