I have a major weakness when it comes to biscuits and it’s jam drops. The bonus with making them, my kids don’t like them! It’s great because I don’t have to share, but I find I eat way too many. I was making a batch yesterday and my kids asked if I could put Nutella in them instead and I thought what a great idea. I added Nutella to half of the batch just to test them and they turned out perfectly!
- 250g salted butter, softened
- (1 cup) caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 2 eggs
- 380g (2 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
- Plain flour, to dust
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- Preheat oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
- Using an electric beater, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl until pale and creamy.
- Add the eggs and beat until combined.
- Sift flour over the mixture and mix until combined.
- Roll teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls (you might need to lightly flour your hands for this step).
- Place on the trays about 5cm apart (allow enough space for them to spread).
- Use a lightly floured finger or back of a whisk to make an indentation in the centre of each ball.
- Spoon or pipe (piping is much easier) 1/2 teaspoon of Nutella into the centre of each biscuit.
- Bake for 12- 15 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through and lightly golden.
- Set aside to cool completely