Sunday 6 December 2015

Chocolate Lace Sandwich Cookies

19 sleeps until the big day (is my overly-festive-ness annoying you yet?) For me, one of the parts of Christmas that I most look forward to is the food, the delicious roasts and all their accompaniments, and the sweet treats and cakes. Often when I go to a winter party all of the desserts are cinnamon-y and filled with marzipan and dried fruit - which personally I adore, but you know what? Some people don't! If you're looking for a treat to serve up at your party (or all year round) fit for your friends who like to stick to what they know, without all the spices, then you're going to love my Chocolate Lace Sandwich Cookies.

Ingredients (to make 9 cookie sandwiches):
  • 75g spreadable butter
  • 75g porridge oats
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Chocolate of some kind (I chose chocolate chunks to begin with, proceeded to burn it all to a crisp, and then resorted to the classic Dairy Milk)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of syrup - completely optional
1. Weigh out all the ingredients and keep them in separate bowls. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius on a fan oven setting - not sure what this equates to on any other settings, but I'm sure trusty Google could lend us a hand there.
2. Line four trays with baking parchment; if you only have two trays its fine, you'll just have to put them on rotation as you're baking (only two will fit into the oven at once anyway.)
3. Melt the butter on a low heat, and stir in the oats. Once the oats have been added, pop in the sugar and stir. Leave for three minutes to make sure that the butter has all been soaked up by the dry ingredients. Whilst you're waiting for that, crack the egg into a bowl and beat with a fork until the white and the yolk are completely mixed.
4. Add in the egg and the other dry ingredients (except the chocolate) and stir until all of them are combined in the mixture. At this point, you can put in the syrup if you want the biscuits to be extra sweet - I would if I were you!
5. You can make four biscuits to a tray, so place a heaped teaspoon on the parchment four times to create four blobs. Bake in the oven for 9 minutes, but keep an eye on them in case the last minute tips them over the edge into burnt town.
6. When the timer goes off place the parchment on a cooling rack, and leave for at least five minutes before you try to peel the biscuits off. Warning, if you peel them straight away it'll lead to disaster, the biscuits are incredibly thin to create the 'lace' effect.
7. Once they're cooled, melt the chocolate and create a sandwich with two of the biscuits, using the chocolate as the glue to stick them together. Drizzle some extra over the top to make them extra indulgent.
Voila - Serve up and enjoy. I've eaten about five already and they've passed the Grandparents test as well!

What's your favourite sweet treat?
Em xo


  1. These look delicious!
    Charlotte //

  2. Aw thankyou, you should give them a go!
    Em xo


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