Squirrel biscuits


Total time: 2hr 08m
Preparation Time: 45m

Servings
For 20 piece


Nutritional Information

Contains 188 Kcal, 2g Protein, 23g Carbohydrates, 9g Fat


Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 150 g butter, soft
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 50 g treacle
  • 1 fresh eggs
  • 250 g white flour
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • To shape
  • 20 hazelnuts (approx. 20 g)
  • To decorate
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 100 g dark chocolate, 1/2 shaved with the peeler, melt the rest

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Instructions

  • Dough

    Using the whisk on a hand mixer, combine the butter, cane sugar and treacle. Add the egg and continue to beat until the mixture becomes lighter in colour. Add the flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Flatten the dough a little, cover and chill for approx. 1 hour.
  • To shape

    Roll out the dough in portions between two pieces of baking paper to a thickness of approx. 4 mm. Cut out squirrels. Transfer the biscuits to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Place a hazelnut on each squirrel, press down, chill for approx. 15 mins.
  • To bake

    Approx. 8 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 200°C.
  • To decorate

    Mix the egg white with as much icing sugar as it takes to produce a thick icing. Transfer the icing to a piping bag with a smooth nozzle (approx. 2 mm in diameter), pipe the eyes and stomach onto the squirrels, leave to dry. Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag with a smooth nozzle (approx. 2 mm in diameter). Pipe the tail and eyes, decorate with chocolate shavings.

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