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Intense chocolate cookies

Intense chocolate cookies

By Nigella Lawson

We all know that chocolate biscuits are the ones that disappear from the tin first. Whether your vice is a chocolate chip cookie, you have more of a penchant for bourbons, or you can't get enough of chocolate digestives, try adding your favourite to a new recipe or making a homemade version of your best biccie.

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Storage

Store biscuits and cakes separately: biscuits stored in the same container as sponge cakes will turn soggy. Homemade biscuits will usually keep for up to two weeks. Unbaked dough can be frozen for up to one month, or chilled for three days.

Preparation

Incorporate chocolate into any biscuit recipe, either when making the biscuit dough, or once it’s been made. Milk, white or dark chocolate can be used, as well as flavoured chocolate and cocoa powder. Use cocoa powder instead of melted chocolate when flavouring biscuit dough, as the powder is more easily incorporated into the dry ingredients; save melted chocolate to cover cooked biscuits. For chocolate chips, fold roughly chopped chocolate into the biscuit dough until combined.

To coat biscuits in chocolate, place the biscuits onto a raised wire rack and place a sheet of waxed paper or a tray underneath to catch any drips. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the biscuits and allow to cool and set before storing in an airtight container.

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