These biscuits feature in my post about the Afternoon Teal my friend Em and I held in February. These biscuits are easy to make, and look so cute. They are quite rich in flavour (from the cocoa overload!), but the mint icing is such a fabulous balance, making these little bickies a perfect afternoon tea treat!
Here’s how to make them!!
Chocolate Mint Biscuits
Recipe Adapted from Mum’s cooking folder (Thanks Mum!).
Make a varying amount, depending on how big you make them! I (and I didn’t actually count!! oops. Probably 20 or so?? But I doubled this recipe and it made ALOT. So the single batch would do. Unless you need to cater for masses!)250g Butter 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 tsp Vanilla 1 3/4 cup of Self Raising Flour 1/2 cup cocoa ICING Mix together 1 cup icing sugar, a few drops of warm water, green food colouring (or green and blue to make teal like we did for the fundraiser!) and peppermint essence to taste. You may need to add more of each it just depends on the amount of biscuits. Try to get it a thick enough consistency that it is easy to dab onto the biscuits and be pressed together, holding the biscuits together well.
Preheat oven to 180C
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla in a mixer on high speed until lighter and pale looking. Add flour cocoa and mix until combined. Chill mixture in fridge.
Form the dough into small balls and press down slightly with a fork onto lined trays. These biscuits will expand slightly when cooked, but not alot. mostly just from the SR flour.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool, then sandwich biscuit pairs with icing.
There you go! Pretty easy.