Chocolate and pumpkin seed biscuits

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Here I have included a variation on the standard chocolate-chip biscuit, chock-full of oatmeal and nutty pumpkin seeds.

Chocolate and pumpkin seed biscuits.
Chocolate and pumpkin seed biscuits. Photo: Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 25g castor sugar
  • 60g soft brown sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 75g dark chocolate (preferably with 70 per cent cocoa solids), roughly chopped
  • 50g pepitas (green pumpkin seed kernels)

Method

All chocolate-chip biscuit recipes are improved if the chocolate used is good-quality. Look for bars with 70 per cent cocoa solids, not the "chips" sold in packets, which are compound chocolate made with inferior fats.

Preheat oven to 170C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, oats, chocolate and seeds.

Place spoonfuls on the baking tray and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Leave room for the biscuits to spread. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden-brown.

Cool completely on a rack. Store in an airtight container.

 

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  • Main Ingredients - Chocolate
  • Cuisine - British
  • Course - Snacks
  • Occasion - Morning/Afternoon Tea

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I've made this recipe many times and it's always been a winner. Everyone, from the kids to workmates raves about them.

    For variation, try using a good quality dark mint chocolate.

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    mgladding
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    February 19, 2014, 9:01PM
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

    I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with this recipe. There doesn't seem to be enough wet ingredients. When we made them the biscuits were falling apart because it was too dry to stick together.

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    Lynne S
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    March 08, 2014, 3:29PM
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These were a great variation on the old chocolate chip cookie. Delicious, crunchy and almost healthy!! The family loved them. I made them yesterday, and I'm making another batch today!

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    CarolinW
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    March 10, 2014, 2:14PM

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