Guy of Gisborne’s…cookies

(So called because I really write about him best when I have a cup of tea and one of ‘these’ to nibble on…)

I suppose if you want to be frightfully posh, you could call them biscotti and forget about the Guy of Gisborne bit but then why would you want to do that?

Image courtesy BBC Live Journal

Image courtesy BBC Live Journal

How to:

125g unsalted butter

1/2 cup castor sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

1 3/4 cups self-raising flour

150g dark and white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Cream together butter, both sugars and vanilla.  Add lightly beaten egg.  Mix in flour.  Add chocolate chips. I add as many chocbits as I want, throwing them around with abandon. And I add 60g of not quite smoothly ground hazelnuts.


Teaspoonfuls of mixture into small balls on a cookie tray and press ever so slightly with fork.  Bake in oven for 10 – 12 minutes, until just golden and remove from oven. Do NOT touch until cooled.


I then melt half a block of the darkest, most pure chocolate I can find and dollop on the top of each and then shake icing sugar over all.


Eat whilst thinking of Sir Guy of Gisborne.