Chocolate fork biscuits were always a highlight of our mum’s amazing afternoon tea spreads. Aside from being totally melt in the mouth yummy and the ultimate chocolate fix, these fork biscuits are so easy and quick to make and are perfect ‘first time’ biscuits for kids to make too. For an added twist and to turn them more into Hungarian biscuits, mum would sandwich the biscuits together with chocolate butter icing. Our little ones absolutely love these and we hope you will too…
Ingredients for biscuits
100g (1/2 cup) softened butter
50g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
125g (1 cup) self-raising flour
15f (1/8 cup) cocoa powder
For the filling
50g icing sugar
25g butter or margarine
1 tsp cocoa
1 tsp hot water
Making the biscuits
Preheat your oven to 180C / 160C Fan / 350F and line a baking tray with slightly greased baking paper.
- Start by mixing the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon until it’s nice and creamy.
- Gradually sift in the flour and cocoa powder into the mixture and keep stirring with a spoon. When the mixture gets nice and blended you can use your hands to form a big ball of dough. The kids love this bit!
- Break off small pieces of the dough and roll into balls. We make them about the size of a 10p piece, but you can do whatever size you like.
- Place the balls of dough onto the tray and using a fork, that’s been dipped in cold water, gently press down on each of the balls to flatten very slightly and form ridges on the top.
- Place the tray into the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes.
When you remove the biscuits from the oven they will still be quite soft so we usually leave them to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
While the biscuits are cooling down you can make the butter cream filling.
Making the filling
Put the butter, cocoa, icing sugar and 1 tsp of hot water into a bowl and whisk until it’s lovely and smooth. When the biscuits are completely cooled you can sandwich them together with this delicious filling. As a finishing touch you can sprinkle a little icing sugar over the finished biscuits to make them look even more delightful.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe, we’d love to see your creations if you’d be happy to share them and tag us on Facebook (@boxofhugs) or Instagram (@boxofhugslondon).
About Box of Hugs
We are three sisters, Lucy, Anna & Sophie, who followed a dream to set up a gifting business sending 'hugs in a box' to friends and loved ones when you can’t be there in person. We started our company four years ago, inspired by our mum who suffered a meningioma brain tumour in 2010.
We found it extremely hard to find gifts that weren’t flowers during our mum’s ill health. Friends and family would say to us, “can you just give your mum a big hug” and that’s when we had our lightbulb moment, and from that day on our journey spreading hugs and happiness began.
We are incredibly proud that our ‘Hugs in a Box’ are used for many sentiments and occasions throughout the UK. We’re also a corporate partner of The Brain Tumour Charity, raising money and building awareness of this fantastic charity as they strive towards finding a cure for this terrible disease.
We love what we do, we hope this shines through in everything we do.