Friday, 25 July 2008

Chocolate Buttons Anyone?

I saw these recently and I could not resist making them. I was not keen on the cookie dough in the recipe. It was to be rolled out between sheets of baking parchment and a light bulb went off in my head saying sticky mess. I could do without that thank you, so I adapted my basic shortbread recipe. My dear forum friend Carlotta sent me some lovely flavoured drinking chocolate from Italy. It is wonderfully decadent and so chocolatey . This gave me a golden opportunity to use it in baking.


8oz/225gms butter
4oz/100gms caster sugar
10 oz/275gms plain flour
4oz/100gms cornflour
2teasps drinking chocolate dissolved in a tblsp of hot water
pinch of salt


Cream softened butter and sugar.
Add the chocolate paste and sifted flours and salt gradually and mix well
Turn out onto a floured worktop and knead lightly into a round
Roll out and cut into biscuits
Make a small indentation on each biscuit with a drinks bottle top.
Make four holes with a tooth pick
Bake at 350F /180.C /Gas 4 for about 15 -20mins
Place on a cooling rack and sprinkle with caster sugar while still warm.
Makes about 30 biscuits with a small cutter.








29 comments:

Kevin said...

Those buttons look good.

Bridgett said...

Oh my goodness, those are just adorable! That is really a great idea and I think my kids would love those, especially my daughter.

Sally said...

You clever lady. They look so cute and very yummy. Is that strawberry milk with them? If so, I am on my way.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I want some! They look so pretty and tempting!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jules said...

I love these!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Thank you all. I thought they were cute.
Sal yes it's strawberry milk. A big favourite with my little people. :)

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

I love them....so cute!
What a clever idea.

Nickki said...

I love them! So cute, I must try these. They would be very appealing to my little ones. And pink milk is the perfect partner for these :)

JillyB said...

These look so good Granny! I love visiting here, there's always something new to look at!

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

So adorable and very very yummy.

S for Kitchen Confit said...

These are so cute! I'm definitely going to have to try these.

crunchbot said...

oh my goodness those are the cutest things i have ever seen! i almost would feel horrible eating them they are too cute!

Erin said...

Such an adorable and simple idea! Love it!

Galina said...

These are absolutely adorable. What a great idea! I am going to try making them this weekend.

Brilynn said...

Those are adorable! They'd be cute for a baby shower.

E for KC said...

These are so pretty!

pixiebullets said...

These are so CUTE! I might try them soon. Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

Ooo ... Chocolate Buttons and Pink Milk, yum, yum ... very much a 'Charlie & Lola' moment.

AnnaBanana.

Jo. said...

Woooooow. What a creativity while making cookies. Great idea!!!!

giz said...

Now there's a unique cookie - imagine walking into your tailor's place with a box of these...they'd love it.

Kerry said...

Your little buttons look so cute, what a clever idea.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Wow so many people dropping in to say they like my little buttons. Thank you all for commenting. It was fun to make them.
xxx

Gloria said...

Granny!! Theseare absolutely cute and yummy!! Love them,xxGloria

Elle said...

Those are the sweetest little cookies ever!

Indigo said...

These are so cute and quirky! Cheeky, I know; but would you be interested in submitting them to my Welcome To Wonderland blog event (I'm searching for whimsical party food, heh)? I'd love to include them!

Link: http://happylovestrawberry.blogspot.com/2008/07/welcome-to-wonderland-party-time.html

Kelly-Jane said...

What a fabulous idea! I know little (and big) people who would love these :)

I must give these a go, well done Granny!

Maria said...

Oh these Chocolate Buttons are soooo cute!

Maria
x

morgana said...

Oh my, These are super cute...

Rajani said...

just discovered your blog, and glad i did. already boolmarked, I am fairly new at baking, particularly breads, have never tried cookies! will do so now! i love the buttons such a cute idea!!!!