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    Double Chocolate Melting Moments

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    Double Chocolate Melting Moments

    Melting moments biscuits are always popular, so a double chocolate version is bound to be a success - with little pipers and grown-ups, too. This easy recipe is perfect for keeping the children occupied (they will love piping out the biscuit mixture), with a little help from you.

    • Vegetarian
    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 12 minutes to 14 minutes
    • Total time: 22 minutes to 24 minutes 25 minutes

    Makes: 16 filled biscuits

    Ingredients

    • 175g unsalted butter, softened
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 150g self-raising flour
    • 25g cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • For the filling
    • 25g cocoa powder
    • For the filling
    • 75g butter, softened
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4 and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour and cocoa and fold in until combined.
    2. Place the mixture in a piping bag fitted with a fluted nozzle and pipe 32 x 4cm lengths onto the baking sheet, allowing room for spreading.
    3. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until just starting to become darker around the edges. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
    4. To make the filling, combine all the filling ingredients with a teaspoon cold water and beat until smooth and creamy. Spread over half of the cooled biscuits and sandwich together with the remaining halves.

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