Mint Chocolate Biscuits + A Joseph Joseph Christmas Giveaway

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Mint Chocolate Biscuits | Patisserie Makes Perfect

There’s only a few weeks to go until Christmas! I’ve been busy making edible gifts, coming up with ideas to make use of my homemade mincemeat and the tree needed putting up yesterday! There just isn’t enough time to get everything done.

I made these mint chocolate biscuits a few weeks ago and they taste so good, I might have to make another batch. I love mint and chocolate, it’s such a great pairing and these biscuits are quite bitter from all of the cocoa and not very sweet, so they work perfectly with the sweet mint fondant filling.

Mint Chocolate Biscuits | Patisserie Makes Perfect

I’m sure all of you are as ridiculously busy as I am at the moment, pressures to spend more time with friends and family. workplace social commitments, gifts to buy, wrap and not to mention all the shopping and food preparation for Christmas Day.

I’ve teamed up with Joseph Joseph to offer you a bundle of Christmas gadgets that will help make your food preparation that bit easier, this bundle includes a clip timer, so you can socialise with family while the dinner cooks and you don’t have to be chained to the kitchen to hear the timer.  There is a thermobaste to keep your bird moist and a complete carving set to help you carve the bird.

Finally a set of tongs to help you dish up all of the sides and those delicious pigs in blankets! If you scroll to the bottom of this post, all of the details of how to enter are included.

Joseph Joseph Giveaway | Patisserie Makes Perfect

If you’d like to make these biscuits, here is the recipe below they’re great for feeding a crowd and they taste really delicious. The biscuit is a bit like a rich oreo and they taste perfect with a coffee whilst wrapping presents and watching TV.

Mint Chocolate Biscuits | Patisserie Makes Perfect

Mint Chocolate Biscuits
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Serves: 16
 
A delicious mint chocolate biscuit, perfect to share with friends, or gift as a Christmas gift.
Ingredients
  • ***Chocolate Biscuits***
  • 260g Plain Flour
  • 85g Cocoa Powder
  • 5g Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 225g Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 160g Granulated Sugar
  • ***Mint Filling***
  • 225g Icing Sugar
  • 50-75ml Double Cream
  • 8-10 drops Peppermint Extract/Oil
Instructions
  1. Put the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in a bowl together, stir to combine.
  2. Put the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment fitted, mix until smooth. Add the salt and the sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the cocoa mixture in two batches and beat until it begins to come together into a dough.
  4. Tip the dough onto a work surface and knead it into a ball until it comes together.
  5. Wrap this into a block and cover in clingfilm, leaving it to set in the fridge for at least 1 hour until firm.
  6. Preheat the oven to 140C Fan/160C, and line two baking trays with parchment. Take the dough from the fridge and roll it out between two sheets of greaseproof paper until it is about ½cm in thickness. Using a 6cm cutter, stamp out rounds of dough and place them on the prepared baking tray evenly spaced apart, they wont spread too much.
  7. You may need to gather up the dough and form it back into a ball and roll it out again to make 32 rounds. If the dough has got too warm, you can roll it out and place it back in the fridge to firm up before cutting it out.
  8. Bake for 15-17 mins until small cracks appear on the surface, leave the biscuits to cool on the tray for 10 mins (they will be quite soft), before moving to a rack to cool completely.
  9. To make the filling, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add 50ml of the double cream, beat the mixture until it forms a thick paste that won't leak out of the cookies. Add more cream if necessary, add the peppermint extract to taste.
  10. Take the cookies and pair them up, sandwiching them together with the filling, place in the fridge to firm up, they can be stored in the fridge for about a week.
 

Joseph Joseph Christmas Giveaway

Thanks for reading.

Angela

274 Responses

  1. What a fantastic giveaway gift! I really need a new set of tongs. Had a new pair that seems to have walked away and the ones I do have won’t stay locked. Your biscuits look lovely, sadly I’m not a fan of mint but I just love the picture of them in the tea box! 🙂 x

  2. Hannah McAnulty

    Well as I’m vegetarian I’ll just be having plenty of veggies lol. But before, I would have had turkey as it’s traditional, but with some ham & sometimes beef.

  3. Andrea A

    Turkey

  4. Paula cheadle

    we always have 2 meats, this year it is Turkey and Lamb

  5. Lisa Mauchline

    We will be having turkey with all the trimmings

  6. Meena Hindmarch

    Not decided yet but something vegetarian!

  7. jamie Millard

    it’ll be a turkey here. Maybe ham too

  8. Hannah

    Always turkey – but sometimes we also like a gammon too.

  9. Corinne Wright

    We have Chicken and Ham.

  10. Steven S

    Turkey for us for dinner. Beef, Lamb & Pork for cold cuts on Boxing day.

  11. Anna Brown

    Traditional turkey roast

  12. Beryl Drake

    Will be Turkey

  13. chris bull

    We have a mix, Turkey, Beef & Gammon 🙂

  14. Chanette Kennedy

    We’re having turkey 🙂

  15. Karen Howden

    We will be having Turkey

  16. Turkey. Nothing else would feel right

  17. We are having chicken, not a fan of turkey

  18. KARL BOROWY

    5 BIRD ROAST

  19. Alison Clark

    We are having Goose this year – its a first we always have cockerel but have all decided to try goose this year – finger crossed its as good as the cockerel always is.

  20. Rebecca Miller

    Beef and gammon!

  21. beef because i don’t like turkey was thinking about goose but wouldn’t know if it was an english or canadian goose and don’t want 1 thats flown thousands of miles

  22. Lindsey Jones

    Beef and gammon

  23. Has to be traditional turkey

  24. Julie Booth

    Turkey crown and ham

  25. Alisa Moore

    Goose

  26. Mia Clarke

    turkey

  27. Tina Glover

    we are having beef and turkey 🙂 xx

  28. Jayne Kelsall

    I always cook a Turkey but also do a leg of lamb as a couple of family members can’t eat turkey .x

  29. joanne atkinson

    Turkey, I love the tradition.

  30. denise s

    duck for my son and turkey for the rest of us

  31. Rebecca Roberts

    We are haveing beef yum

  32. ELZBIETA ZNYK

    Turkey

  33. LouiseB

    Turkey and beef, with far too many trimmings!

  34. Patricia Avery

    Turkey. We did try beef for a change last year but as much as we love beef it just didn’t seem like Christmas dinner 🙂

  35. Carole E

    Turkey

  36. Kyomi Johnson

    Turkey

  37. I think we’re having beef!

  38. Kelly townsend

    Turkey xx

  39. We’ll be having a turkey crown I expect – much less faff than a whole bird!

  40. Sarah H

    Love a traditional turkey with all the trimmings ♥

  41. Jill Fairbanks

    Turkey for Christmas

  42. Turkey 🙂

  43. samantha buntain

    turkey

  44. Jessica Hutton

    We are having turkey

  45. Lisa Young

    Always Turkey from thr local farm

  46. Tess D

    We will be having Beef none of us like Turkey!

  47. I dont like turkey so we tend to have a big joint of meat

  48. Turkey in our house every year and New Year’s Day a three bird roast

  49. Janice Mackin

    We will be having turkey.

  50. Karen Harrison

    We’re a turkey family here!

  51. Sarah Wilson

    Definitely turkey, and then leftover beef and lamb on the night at the in-laws!

  52. Nicki simpson

    Turkey gobble gobble

  53. Tammy Neal

    Turkey 🍗 gammon, duck we have a mixture of meat x

  54. Sarah R

    It’s always turkey at Xmas

  55. Turkey for me! A classic, can’t beat it!

  56. karen laing

    We’ll be having the traditional turkey with all the trimmings,this year I’ll be cooking for eighteen,the most I’ve ever cooked for but it will be fine……I hope !

  57. we are going to my nans for dinner so it will be whatever she makes haha

  58. Johanne Currie

    Lamb

  59. Paula Smith

    We have Turkey, Pork and Gammon. With all the trimmings and leftovers for days!! Perfect

  60. Caroline James

    I’ll be doing turkey!

  61. emma davison

    goose at christmas and turkey at new year

  62. Laura Todd

    Turkey every year for us!

  63. Charlie Brunton

    We are having Turkey! I’m hosting Christmas dinner this year so fingers crossed it goes well!

  64. We will be having turkey

  65. angela edmonds

    Traditional Xmas lunch for us – bring on the turkey xx

  66. Karen Barrett

    Salmon for us this year

  67. Emma H

    Turkey & gammon

  68. Rachel King

    It’ll be turkey this year

  69. Catherine Pawsey

    We will be having Turkey.

  70. Carly Belsey

    We will be having turkey this year, im looking forward to cooking it as it’s my first time hosting

  71. Dawn Andrews

    A roast, but I’ll be having quinoa and sweetcorn bites in place of turkey.

  72. Jane Middleton

    Turkey

  73. Joanna Kasznicki

    Turkey and roast beef this year

  74. claire little

    Turkey with all the trimmings

  75. Nicola Haywood

    Turkey and beef

  76. Mark Johnson

    roast chicken dinner

  77. Laura Bradbury

    turkey and gammon

  78. linda griffiths

    sirloin

  79. Jemma Dwyer

    turkey 😀

  80. Julie Camm

    Turkey and pork here, with a ham slow cooked in coca cola for an evening buffet..

  81. Jennie

    turkey

  82. Sarah Parker

    turkey 🙂

  83. Turkey crown and pork belly

  84. Christina Hedges

    I’m thinking of getting I’m Beef Wellington, a turkey mini crown and some lamb shanks in the slow cooker 🙂

  85. Tracy Newton

    We are having Turkey

  86. Jill Donaldson

    We are having a four bird roast and gammon

  87. Lynsey Buchanan

    We are having Turkey

  88. Turkey for us

  89. michelle hamilton

    TURKEY AND GAMMON

  90. Lisa Wilkinson

    I’ll do a small Turkey crown as there’s only 5 of us

  91. Kat Allinson

    We will be having Turkey

  92. Elspeth McMillan

    Turkey and Chicken

  93. LAURA WHEATLEY

    always have turkey, and cranberry sauce, yum

  94. Jenny Rogers

    Pork and Chicken – my mum isn’t keen on turkey.

  95. Probably beef for Dad and chicken for my Mum and me. 🙂

  96. sharon martin

    most definitely turkey

  97. melanie crumpton

    Having Turkey

  98. Karen R

    We always have turkey and all the trimmings – and hubby always cooks it!

  99. turkey and ham

  100. WE love turkey and all the trimmings. Love the little box you have the biscuits in

  101. Rich Tyler

    Turkey for sure!

  102. Melanie Southey-Hill

    turkey and pork

  103. Caroline Bourne

    We’re having both Turkey and Beef

  104. Lee Thomas

    I’ll be having filo pastry, the vegetarian option at the hotel where we are having Christmas Day dinner

  105. BARBARA MADDEN

    We love are Turkey and are having a Crown and also a small piece of Beef

  106. steph lovatt

    We are having beef and pork

  107. turkey, for a change

  108. It will make a perfect gift, thank you for this!

  109. Probably Turkey as traditional

  110. Womble

    We’re having rib of beef. None of us are really keen on turkey.

  111. Emma Nixon

    Turkey with all the trimming

  112. Clare H

    turkey

  113. Turkey

  114. Catherine

    we are having ham and turkey

  115. No Christmas dinner here this year as my daughter is working Christmas day and boxing day, so we are having a buffet at the evening with lots of goodies!

  116. Vicky Hawkins

    turkey

  117. Gemma Found

    Turkey!

  118. kelly mobbs

    Turkey for me but it will be in gran canaria this year 😛

  119. Heather Morrison

    I’ll be having a lovely Quorn Roast this year but Turkey for my man and my little boy xx

  120. emily fraser

    I’ll be having nut roast 🙂

  121. Katherine Coldicott

    Turkey

  122. Mainy - myrealfairy

    gammon, chicken and beef

  123. We are having turkey and beef 🙂

  124. andria raistrick

    turkey

  125. Kayleigh Robinson

    Turkey and gammon

  126. Fiona Mallard

    We have turkey and beef on Christmas day

  127. Jo m welsh

    We will be having turkey

  128. Maxine G

    Something else, but we’re not sure yet! We like to do something different each year

  129. we always have turkey x

  130. Turkey – probably – its hard to get a small enough one for two people so I’ll admit to occasionally buying a chicken instead 😀

  131. Katie m

    We’re having Turkey and Gammon

  132. Goose

  133. I will be having Goose

  134. Martha Chisholm

    Turkey & ham in our house.!

  135. I will be having pheasant this year as it’s only myself and my partner we prefer to have as little leftovers as possible

    Tamsyn Elizabeth

  136. Sian Budgen

    I’m having turkey this year

  137. Lisa Chorley

    Always Turkey with all the trimmings x

  138. Steak with all the trimmings

  139. purpleshoes

    turkey and all the trimmings

  140. Helen Adams

    I’ll be having turkey

  141. christmas is coming the GOOSE is getting fat, please put a penny in the old mans hat

  142. Rebecca Morton

    Turkey

  143. Gillian Holmes

    We will be having lamb

  144. Katie b

    This year we’re having turkey, last year was beef!

  145. We’ve bought chicken, duck and beef. We normally have 2 different meats on the day and just need to choose now.

  146. sian hallewell

    Turkey and ham

  147. Turkey

  148. jen s morgan

    We will be having lamb

  149. Damian Thomas

    Turkey 🙂

  150. Grainne H

    Turkey

  151. Kelly cooper

    Turkey and salmon

  152. Ellie Wood

    Classic Turkey dinner

  153. Susan Ellins

    Lamb roast

  154. Turkey.x Yummmm.x Merry christmas.xx

  155. Sarah Armstrong

    nut roast

  156. Deborah Clarke

    Ill be having a nut roast dinner with plenty of crispy roasties honey roasted veg and Yorkshire puds and cranberry and chestnut stuffing. The rest of the family will have turkey .

  157. Louise A

    I now have 2 veggies in the house so for 2 of us turkey seems a bit OTT so for the last couple of years we have had roast chicken instead, which we prefer, if truth be told

  158. Turkey i guess

  159. Diane Waugh

    Steak pie

  160. Turkey and all the trimmings

  161. dawn foster

    we have curry, the children love it as its a fave meal anyway but it frees up all our time to spend the day with them playing with their new toys!

  162. bella smyth

    four bird roast for us

  163. Jules Naybur

    I do Turkey for the family and duck for me as I can’t eat turkey, thanks to my IBS

  164. Andrew Curtis

    We’ll be having a 3-bird roast, or a Turdoose as we call it!

  165. Jennifer Bruce

    We eat Turkey wth homemade (by me,) cranberry sauce!

  166. Chelsey Hollings

    Turkey

  167. AnnMarie Gould

    we will be having turkey

  168. We always have a turkey, and a fillet of beef for those that don’t enjoy turkey.

  169. natalie grice

    turkey and pork 🙂

  170. Turkey with all the trimmings

  171. fozia Akhtar

    Turkey

  172. Adeinne Tonner

    On christmas day we will be having turkey and chicken

  173. We’ll be having turkey – I’d love to have goose but it’s the mother in law cooking rather than me!

  174. Heather T

    Three meats this year – Turkey, chicken & ham

  175. Liam Bishop

    Turkey! I love a turkey leg.

  176. Kate Bissell

    Porky feast – roast ham with lots of crunchy crackling, pigs in blankets, pork and chestnut stuffing. Can’t wait.

  177. yep we will be having turkey 🙂

  178. Helen Tovell

    Roast turkey for us

  179. we’ll be having turkey with all the trimmings

  180. Ellen Sheppard

    We are having, turkey, gammon and all the trimmings 🙂

  181. I and my daugther will be having Quorn but the rest of the family will be having turkey

  182. Ray Becker

    Turkey

  183. Daniel Jerram

    Turkey

  184. Peter Hewitt

    Turkey

  185. Joanne Blunt

    Turkey and beef (plus a small quorn roast for my veggie son).

  186. Jo Carroll

    We’ll be having turkey. It’s been so deeply programmed in our D.N.A. it’s very hard not to – you’d feel like it wasn’t Christmas without it 😉

  187. cathyj

    turkey

  188. Becky Duffy

    We’ll be having turkey, which I’m looking forward to very much already 🙂

  189. Darren

    Turkey

  190. looking forward to our turkey!

  191. Emma Eminoglu

    Turkey

  192. My mum and I are spending Christmas together as Boxing Day with the family and as we generally eat well all year we are having a nice steak x

  193. Amy Ripley

    Having turkey!

  194. alison fisher

    chicken for us no one will eat turkey but me!

  195. Teresa Lee

    Turkey

  196. Georgina Jacobs

    Traditional Turkey thanks

  197. Turkey and ham

  198. Louise Smith

    Turkey

  199. Rich Barker

    We’re going to try goose!

  200. Lorraine Bell

    Turkey, ham and probably roast beef

  201. Corinne Henson

    My hubby and rest of the family will have a turkey but I will have a nut roast

  202. Tammy Westrup

    Its turkey every year for us! Sometimes with a little pork on the side!

  203. Lorraine Tinsley

    Turkey and lamb

  204. Turkey this year. We have tried various others through the years such as goose, three bird roasts and although they are OK we always decide to go back to Turkey.

  205. Ashley

    we will be having Turkey

  206. Sarah Mackay

    Venison

  207. Lisa Williams

    We are having venison this year

  208. Undecided yet what to have – i prefer chicken to turkey, but may have beef

  209. Christine Shelley

    Roast Turkey

  210. nearlydead

    Roast Goose as usual

  211. Jo Young

    This year we’re having turkey and beef

  212. Rachel Ray

    We usually have capon

  213. glenn hutton

    Turkey, beef, pork & ham 🙂

  214. guinea fowl for us. Turkey is too big.

  215. sarah birkett

    TURKEY, ITS MY FAVOURITE

  216. Not having turkey this year, having beef and chicken

  217. sam macaree

    i usually have steak

  218. Stephanie Tsang

    We’ll be having a five bird roast!

  219. winnie

    will be having turkey

  220. Michelle Carlin

    Quorn roast!

  221. Alison Joyce

    Turkey and Ham

  222. Lucy Major

    We will be having turkey 🙂 it’s traditional!

  223. Turkey for us!

  224. Eileen McC

    Turkey all the way 🙂

  225. Amanda Jaggard

    Roast turkey here but with gammon too apparently

  226. Tina Lockett

    pork and turkey to keep everyone happy

  227. #win 🙂 nut roast

  228. Tracy Hanley

    Hubbys cooking pork for christmas dinner

  229. Jayne Townson

    Chicken for us. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  230. g2-f00b3c1c71fa38737f025f4af190a280

    Turkey crown for us

  231. C Parkin

    A gammon joint

  232. Turkey 🙂

  233. Charlotte Clark

    Nut roast (veges)

  234. Joanne austin

    I will be having turkey on Christmas Day

  235. Mcj ESmith

    nut roast

  236. Sarah Parkin

    This year we’re planning to have Duck

  237. BERNIE

    Never had a turkey ever in my life for Xmas, always pork and beef.

  238. clair downham

    turkey thankyou

  239. Kate Adams

    Turkey

  240. Turkey! Looking forward to it 🙂

  241. Simon LC

    Turkey

  242. turkey!! 🙂

  243. vicky beaman

    we will be having lamb

  244. Sarah Benn

    We are having turkey

  245. Suzanne

    Honey glazed ham is a family favourite.

  246. Always a fresh turkey from our local farm!

  247. liane mccreanor

    Turkey <3

  248. claire fawkner

    Turkey

  249. Lorraine Stone

    Having turkey this year for Christmas dinner

  250. David Paterson

    Turkey

  251. Heather Haigh

    We are planning on having turkey

  252. Sarah Lee

    We’ll be sticking with the traditional Turkey this year

  253. Justin

    Very nice prize.

  254. laura banks

    we are having turkey its already ordered from the butchers

  255. Lynne Durkin

    We always have a turkey breast joint for Christmas x

  256. Tania Atfield

    Turkey for us

  257. caroline walliss

    Turkey with all the trimmings!x

  258. Tracey Peach

    We will have both a farm reared Turkey & Chicken 🙂 x

  259. Turkey and ham in our house always at Christmas

  260. Kelly D

    We will have a ham.

  261. many flavors go well with chocolate, but mint is my absolute favorite!

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