How to make the ultimate chocolate, fruit and nut biscuits

Biscuit heaven

In my first year of university I subsisted on a diet of beer, schnitzels so rubbery we called them “thongs” and tuna mornay. The one culinary highlight was the jar of biscuits that my room mate used to bring to share when she went home for the weekend.   The biscuits were crumbly, buttery and dotted with chocolate chips, nuts and sultanas. They were quite simply the ultimate biscuit and of course my room mate became one of my best friends.  

Biscuit heaven
Biscuit heaven

Fast forward a (few!) years and my friend brought around a batch of those biscuits as a present. I quickly ate the entire jar and begged for the recipe so I could try and replicate them myself.  The first batch did not quite work out to plan with the biscuits turning out dry and lumpy but the second batch were just as I remembered them.

Stirring in the choc chips, sultanas and nuts
Stirring in the choc chips, sultanas and nuts

Learn from my mistakes and make sure your biscuits aren’t too big. The ideal size is about a tablespoon of mixture. Also don’t overcook the biscuits.  As soon as they start to slightly colour it’s time to pull them out of the oven.   I hope I haven’t ruined the friendship by sharing the recipe but they are too good to keep to myself.  

DSC04352 (1)

Ultimate chocolate fruit and nut biscuits
Yields 24
A buttery crumbly biscuit that's easy to make
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
182 calories
18 g
36 g
11 g
3 g
5 g
42 g
196 g
5 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
42g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182
Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 36mg
12%
Sodium 196mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
6%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 225g butter
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 1/2 cups self raising flour
  5. 1/2 cup choc chips
  6. 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
  7. 1/2 cup sultanas
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180c.
  2. 2. Melt 225g of butter in a small saucepan over a low heat or in the microwave.
  3. 3. Remove from heat and stir in sugar until dissolved.
  4. 4. Beat in eggs then mix in flour, choc chips, almonds and sultanas.
  5. 5. Place in spoonfuls on trays lined with baking paper and cook for around 15 minutes or until just starting to colour.
beta
calories
182
fat
11g
protein
3g
carbs
18g
more
Gourmet Chick http://www.gourmet-chick.com/
DSC04460

2 comments

  1. Mum recommends adding some chopped dried apricots too

    1. Thanks Anna! The original are still the best!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *