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Domino Biscuits

What's better than a game of dominos? Domino cookies, of course!

November 5th, 2015

The Cookie Jar by Liz Franklin

Decorated to look like real dominoes, these chocolatey biscuits are great fun for children and go down really well at birthday parties.
MAKES about 30
  • 130 g / 1 stick plus
  • 130 g / 2/3 cup caster/granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 200 g / 12/3 cups plain/all-purpose flour
  • 60 g/ 1/3 cup ground almonds
  • 20 g / 2 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50g / 1 ½ oz. white chocolate, melted
  • 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas 4.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Add the egg, and continue to beat until fully incorporated. Stir in the flour, ground almonds, cocoa powder and baking powder, and bring the mixture together to form a stiff dough.

  3. On a clean, lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out into a large rectangle with a thickness of about 3 mm / 1/8 in. Cut out small rectangles just slightly larger than a real domino. Bring the trimmed dough (if there is any) together and roll out again to cut as many cookies out of the dough as possible.

  4. Lay the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving a little space for spreading between each one.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10–15 minutes, until firm.

  6. Leave to cool on the baking sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. Use the melted white chocolate to decorate the biscuits with dots and lines to resemble dominoes. Store in an airtight container or cookie jar and eat within 1 week.

Domino Biscuits
Kate Whitaker