June 6, 2010

Bourbon Biscuits

After the chocolate cake, the next chocolate bake for my nephew and niece (S & S) was bourbon biscuits. I had bookmarked Nina's recipe as soon as it was posted. As with many other bookmarked recipes, it remained in the to-be-tried list. So when S & S was here, I thought this is the best time to give that a try. And it will surely be a hit with the kids. My niece was truly thrilled to see the look-alike of bourbon biscuits. He was falling short of words to express his feelings. For the first batch, I cut the dough into rectangles and sandwiched two bsicuits with chocolate cream. The second batch I cut with cookie cutter. In the hurry to make, I forgot to prick some holes and sprinkle sugar on top to resemble the store bought ones. For the second batch, I remembered coat with sugar. The glee on their eyes with the first bite said it all.
 
 





You need

All purpose flour - 1 cup

Sugar - 1/2 cup

Butter - 1/4 cup

Baking soda -1/4 tspn

Honey - 1 tspn

Baking powder -1 tspn

Cocoa powder - 3 tblspn

Vanilla essence - 2 tspn

Cold milk - 4 tblspn






Method


Cream butter and suga until light and fluffy. Add essence, honey and baking soda. Seive together flour, cocoa and baking powder. Fold in the dry ingredients into butter vream mix. Bring together the dough. Roll into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cut into bars of sixe 3 " x 1/2 ".



Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 15 minutes. Though the cookies are brown in color, you can make out from the color change from a dark to pale brown on cooking. The timings may change depending on the thickness of the cookies. Cool the cookies before filling with the chocolate cream.



For the filling

Butter -1/4 cup

Icing sugar -1/3 cup

Cocoa powder - 1 tspn

Vanila essence - few drops.



Beat all the ingredients together till its creamy.  Sandwich two biscuits with the cream and press lightly. It sets very fast.
 
 
 
 
 
Have a look at the bookmarks made by my neice, S , for me.
 
 
 
 
 
 

34 comments:

  1. Hey the biscuit looks so gud....my mom use to buy those ...and the bookmark is so cute...gr8 work frm ur neice :)

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  2. Very inviting Bourbons! I can see how they would have relished them.
    Wow great handcrafted bookmarks!

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  3. Bourbon biscuits makes me nostalgic, my favourite biscuits even i used to get whenever i come back here, bookmarked..

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  4. I had bookmarked this too but till now have not made them, i love our Indian boubourn biscuits and this looks goo too. Love the handmade bookmarks, they are beauthifull.

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  5. This has been in my 'to-do' list for long. I was actually thinking of converting shortbread cookie recipe into this. Nice ones.

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  6. my turn to bookmark..awesome..cute bookmarks..

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  7. lovely biscuits yar...loved the bookmark...

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  8. my fav's since childhood........love the choco color.looks divine

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  9. Beautiful color of that Biscuits, love them. Kids would love them.

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  10. I have alwasy liked them..Wow thanks so much for this recipe

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  11. They look so wonderful. One of my favorite set of biscuits.

    Congratulations on your TV show!!! Very happy for you.

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  12. That is great baking bourbon biscuit. Love the heart shaped which is unusual!

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  13. Bookmarked! My daughter is a big fan of bourbons....so I am definitely trying this out.

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  16. You made Bourbon biscuits at home..??Truly commendable..bookmarking the recipe.

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  17. Your bourbon biscuits look like the real thing, Jayasree. Very, very good!

    Oh and congratulations on becoming a tv star. :)
    Don't get that channel here anyways. :( Any chance of a youtube link, perhaps?

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  18. Thanks for the comments. Bourbon biscuits are loved by one and all. Its very easy to make and you all give it a try.

    Aparna, Yes, I am trying to get it recorded.

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  19. yummy and delectable biscuits...thanks for sharing the recipe..

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  20. My kiddo would love these chocolate biscuits. I am bookmarking them... love those hand crafted bookmarks.

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  21. yum yum i want one from there... so cute book marks...

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  22. Never thought if we could make this at home,looks nice!
    And the book marks are really excellent work,convey my congrats to them!

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  23. perfect looking cookies. Love it... YUM!

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  24. Yummy!!!
    And waiting for ur show in Swad..If u know the date of telecast..lemme know :)

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  25. bourbon biscuits sound delicious!! I love your presentation....
    thanks so much for sharing!

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  26. Bourbon biscuits looks delicious. Love it. Nice recipe. yummy!!!!!

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  27. Lil angel and me just finished a pak of these biscuits and u tempt me with more!!Wish I could bake some!

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  28. Jayasree, I remember bourbon biscuits from my childhood -- they tasted so yummy, especially with chocolate nestled between two of them. Yours look so amazing.

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  29. I love bourbon biscuits .Looks fabulous!!

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  30. Lovely biscuits! Sure try for me! will let you know after i make. I am bookmarking your recipe! :-)

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  31. I tried these today and your instructions were fabulous. The biscuits came out well done. Thank you for this recipe

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