Mint Chocolate Biscuits + A Joseph Joseph Christmas Giveaway

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. Β There is a thermobaste to keep your bird moist and a complete carving set to help you carve the bird.

Finally a set of tongsΒ 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.

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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.
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Thanks for reading.

Angela

273 Responses

  1. Jodie Dodd

    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! πŸ™‚ 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. Paula cheadle

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

  4. Lisa Mauchline

    We will be having turkey with all the trimmings

  5. Hannah

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

  6. Steven S

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

  7. 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.

  8. c

    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

  9. 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

  10. 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 πŸ™‚

  11. Sarah H

    Love a traditional turkey with all the trimmings β™₯

  12. Sam Parkes

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

  13. Sarah Wilson

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

  14. Tammy Neal

    Turkey πŸ— gammon, duck we have a mixture of meat x

  15. 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 !

  16. Paula Smith

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

  17. Charlie Brunton

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

  18. angela edmonds

    Traditional Xmas lunch for us – bring on the turkey xx

  19. Carly Belsey

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

  20. Dawn Andrews

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

  21. Julie Camm

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

  22. Christina Hedges

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

  23. Lisa Wilkinson

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

  24. LAURA WHEATLEY

    always have turkey, and cranberry sauce, yum

  25. Jenny Rogers

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

  26. Karen R

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

  27. Lee Thomas

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

  28. BARBARA MADDEN

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

  29. Womble

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

  30. Alica

    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!

  31. kelly mobbs

    Turkey for me but it will be in gran canaria this year πŸ˜›

  32. Heather Morrison

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

  33. Maxine G

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

  34. Nikki Hayes

    Turkey – probably – its hard to get a small enough one for two people so I’ll admit to occasionally buying a chicken instead πŸ˜€

  35. Tamsyn Elizabeth

    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

  36. barbara daniels

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

  37. Katie b

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

  38. Lydia Graham

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

  39. 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 .

  40. 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

  41. 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!

  42. Jules Naybur

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

  43. Andrew Curtis

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

  44. Jennifer Bruce

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

  45. Adeinne Tonner

    On christmas day we will be having turkey and chicken

  46. Kate Bissell

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

  47. Ellen Sheppard

    We are having, turkey, gammon and all the trimmings πŸ™‚

  48. Joanne Blunt

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

  49. 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 πŸ˜‰

  50. Becky Duffy

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

  51. Anita hargreaves

    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

  52. alison fisher

    chicken for us no one will eat turkey but me!

  53. Corinne Henson

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

  54. Tammy Westrup

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

  55. John Tingay

    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.

  56. Lucy Major

    We will be having turkey πŸ™‚ it’s traditional!

  57. Amanda Jaggard

    Roast turkey here but with gammon too apparently

  58. Jayne Townson

    Chicken for us. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  59. BERNIE

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

  60. Lorraine Stone

    Having turkey this year for Christmas dinner

  61. Sarah Lee

    We’ll be sticking with the traditional Turkey this year

  62. laura banks

    we are having turkey its already ordered from the butchers

  63. Lynne Durkin

    We always have a turkey breast joint for Christmas x

  64. Tracey Peach

    We will have both a farm reared Turkey & Chicken πŸ™‚ x

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