I have a massive love of the type of biscuit where you can melt stuff in a pan and add it to dry ingredients. It makes baking things so quick and simple. Last week I had to provide baked goods to a cake stall at work (is bringing biscuits to a cake stall possibly not following instructions) and I made these Mars Bar cookies and some oat biscuits (recipe to be posted at a later date). These cookies are wonderfully sticky and sweet, a real crowd pleaser.
To make these cookies you will need:
125g butter (margarine tastes terrible in biscuits so always use butter if you can)
175g brown sugar (soft brown sugar is best but I ran out and used Demerara sugar and it was fine)
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
200g Mars Bars (about 4)
Preheat the oven to 180°C or 160°C if you have a fan oven. Line your baking trays with baking paper or silicone liners.
Slice your Mars Bars.
Melt the butter and sugar in a saucepan until it starts to bubble. Immediately take off the heat and stir to get rid of the excess heat.
Once the sugar and butter mixture has cooled transfer into a mixing bowl and quickly beat in your egg and vanilla extract.
Add the flour and baking powder. Beat until everything is smooth.
Once everything is well combined stir in the chocolate.
Use a teaspoon to put the mixture onto the baking trays. Allow plenty of space as the cookies tend to spread slightly. Cook the cookies in batches if you need to.
Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. Some of the caramel might have spread out of the cookies. If this happens, don’t despair. Just use a spatula to push the caramel back toward the cookies.
It took a great deal of restraint to take these to work without having a nibble. The kitchen smelt lovely and sweet all night. These cookies can be stored for several days in an airtight container if you can resist them for that long!