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I made these crunchy biscuits the other day following a recipe from the book Fabulous Cookies by Hilaire Walden. They were irresistibly crunchy and so, so delicious the biscuit box was soon empty again.
115g butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
175g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicabornate of soda
Pinch of salt
115g crisped rice cereal
1 cup chocolate chips (or a 100g chocolate bar chopped)
Preheat the oven to 180ºC/Gas Mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence. Sift over the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and fold in.
Add the cereal and chocolate chips. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
Drop spoonfuls of the dough on the prepared baking trays leaving enough space for the biscuits to spread. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool for a couple of minutes before transfering them to a wire rack to cool completely.