Recipe #66: Bourbon style chocolate biscuits


I’m calling these ‘bourbon style’ biscuits as they include everything a homemade bourbon biscuit would include, without the bourbon. In my usual frugal manner I didn’t see the point in spending a few quid on a bottle of bourbon when I only needed a tsp, so I missed it out. Although they’re not pure bourbon biscuits – they taste as good as, and are a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or, in Dan’s case, a glass of milk.

The best thing about making these biscuits was that we got to have a proper play with the cake and biscuit gadget I was sent by that I’m currently reviewing. Although it was a little tricky to get used to at first, having a cookie gun that literally pushes a perfectly shaped biscuit of a tube is amazing. Well – I think they look great at least.

An English classic – these should be on everyone’s ‘to make’ list. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 50g butter
  • 50 light brown sugar
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 110g (4oz) plain flour
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp milk

For the centre:

  • 50g butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1tbs cocoa powder


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the golden syrup and mix until they are well combined.
  3. Add in the rest of your dry ingredients (everything except the milk) and combine well. Add in 3-4 tbsp of milk until you have a dough you can work with – it should still be slightly crumbly – but also holding together.
  4. If you have a cookie/biscuit gun, use this. If not, roll out your mix into a floured surface to about 1/2 cm thick and cut with a cookie cutter.
  5. Place on baking trays and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Once baked, leave to cool completely.
  6. In a clean bowl combine your icing sugar and cocoa powder, the cream into your butter. Spread evenly onto the bottom of one biscuit and add the other so the are stuck together. Leave to set.
  7. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow

Hayley Jayne xx


3 Responses to “Recipe #66: Bourbon style chocolate biscuits”

  1. sarahshotts

    Mmmmm… I fell in love with these biscuits last year while studying in London and have really missed them since coming back to the States. Will have to try this recipe out! 🙂


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