Caramel & chocolate chunk biscuits

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Everyone needs a fail-proof, sure-to-please recipe in their arsenal perfect for those last minute events you need home baking for – which is where these biscuits come in. Whether it’s a shared lunch or unexpected guests, these chocolate and caramel biscuits are guaranteed to please.

Soft and chewy, decadent and moorish, these biscuits are my absolute go-to when you need delicious baking in a pinch. Not only is the dough deliciously soft and chocolatey, but they’re packed with chunks of real milk chocolate – no baking chocolate in sight!

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Peanut M&M Chocolate Biscuits

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Ever feel like time is getting away with you? Yeah, me too – especially at the moment! Every waking moment seems to be filled with something to do; packing, planning, organising… the list is endless. With such a shortage of time at the moment, I’m all about finding easy, quick and (of course) delicious recipes that I can throw together on a Sunday afternoon.

Biscuits are great for times like this – they’re easy to prepare, quick to bake and don’t need any dressing up before they’re ready to eat. The trick is finding a recipe you love! Luckily I’ve done a bit of the leg work, so that’s exactly what today’s recipe is – a basic biscuit packed with flavour that only takes a few minutes to get mixed up and in the oven.

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Rolo crinkle cookies

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Brrr – what a miserably cold week it’s been so far! In the past 24 hours alone I’ve been hailed on, rained on, blown around in the wind and felt as though my fingers would fall off from frostbite. And all in mild Auckland! I hope you’re all managing to keep warm and dry, and are nestling up for the winter months – especially those of you in far chillier climates!

Luckily there are lots of things to love about winter – woolly stockings, thick coats, electric blankets, fleecy pyjamas, and warm drinks all make my list. But even better, the winter weather is just made for baking – unlike during the summer months the oven warms the house to a pleasant temperature, the smell of treats baking makes the house smell amazing and there are never any issues with your buttercream wilting in the heat; perfect!

But if you ask me, there is one type of baking that winter is absolutely made for – biscuits. There’s nothing better than settling down in the evening with a hot drink and a freshly baked biscuit to enjoy while the wild weather whips about outside. So in honour of the southerly chill we’re experiencing I indulged in a bit of wintery biscuit baking, making something I think you’re really going to enjoy.

Rolo crinkle cookies – soft chocolate biscuits stuffed with Rolo chocolates before being rolled in icing sugar and baked. The Rolo melts ever so slightly in the oven, remaining largely intact to give each biscuit a beautiful caramel burst at its centre.

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