Recipe for Chocolate Oat Biscuits – use dark-chocolate for a healthier option.

Ingredients
1 1/4 cup (310 ml) oatmeal
1/2 cup (115 gram) butter
1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) bicarbonate of soda
1 cup (250 ml) flour
1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) salt
125 gram grated dark or milk chocolate
and
175 gram choc chips
(or use 200 to 300 gram of whatever chocolate you have)
1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) vanilla
3/4 cup walnuts or pecan nuts (optional)

How to
Measure the oatmeal and process in a blender until fine.

Mix the butter and both sugars together until creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy.

Add baking soda and salt.

Fold in the flour, oatmeal and baking powder.

Add chocolate chips, grated chocolate and the nuts. The dough should be firm enough to roll into balls, add more flour if necessary.

Leave the dough to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Roll into medium-sized balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for about 10 minutes at 180C until golden brown.

You can bake them a little longer if you like them crisp, but be careful not to burn them.

This recipe and photo is from the Rainbow Cooking website, where you will find a collection of mostly South African recipes, both traditional and modern.

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