Are you missing big, chunky, cafe style treats? Well, I’ve got the solution for you! These biscuits are big, indulgent and made with nourishing whole foods.
This recipe make 6 big, chunky biscuits, or can be divided into more smaller biscuits if you’d like them to go further. In my house we’ve loved them big & chunky, but tend to eat just half or a quarter at a time.
When they’re hot out of the oven they will seem too soft, but give them some time to cool down and the sugars will harden.
¾ cup white spelt flour
¼ cup cocoa
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup coconut sugar
⅓ cup chopped hazelnuts
¼ cup chocolate chips, or chopped dark chocolate
3 tbsp milk of choice, plus more if needed
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp peanut butter/nut or seed butter
1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, sift cocoa & baking powder, stir until well combined.
2. Make a well in the centre, add the wet ingredients and stir in to form a dough – the mix will be dry at first, keep stirring until well combined. Humidity can affect moisture, so you may wish to add 1 tbsp additional milk if your dough isn’t coming together.
3. Form dough into a big ball in your hands.
4. Wrap and pop it in the fridge for 2 hours, or into the freezer until the dough is cold.
5. Once chilled, preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
6. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll into a thick cylinder shape.
Slice into 6 even slices.
7. Form into circular shapes in your hands and place on a greased baking tray, leaving enough room between cookies for them to spread.
8. Sprinkle with salt flakes if you’re feeling a little fancy.
9. Bake for 11 minutes on the centre rack. They’ll look underdone when you take them out. Let them cool on the baking tray 10 minutes before touching, during which time they will firm up.
If for whatever reason the cookies don’t spread enough (climate can be a factor here), just press down with a spoon, while still hot, after baking.
Don’t have any hazelnuts on hand? This recipe would also work with peanuts, almonds, pecans, macadamias, walnuts, or pistachios. You can’t go wrong, really!
Want to have these as an indulgent dessert? Add a scoop of vanilla on top of a still-warm biscuit.