Monday, 15 February 2016

Half Coated Dark Chocolate Biscuits with Pistachio Nuts Recipe

Valentine's Day Heart Cookies Biscuits Chocolate coated

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day weekend! Mine was very relaxed and seemed to revolve around food a lot.. We made cookies, went to Nando's, and also made heart shaped mini pizzas XD 

Today I'm going to share with you a recipe which kept going sooo wrong but it turned out okay in the end XDIt's a bit more of a difficult dough to work with as you have to knead it for ages and I'm really impatient but they turned out really tasty. I'd maybe recommend adding some milk or something if it does seem too dry but it does eventually get there. Likewise the recipe for my lemon shortbread cookies would also work nicely if you wanted an easier option. I then slightly overdid the first batch and then I roasted already roasted pistachios because I'm an idiot so they burnt and went in the bin haha! In the end though they were really good and we ate them all :')

Ingredients: Makes 20

175g plain flour
100g butter
100g caster sugar
pinch of salt
1tsp vanilla essence
Hazelnuts or pistachios or other nuts
1 bar dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Sift the flour, add the salt, sugar, butter and vanilla essence and rub with fingertips to form breadcrumbs.
  3. Keep going until you form a dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is smooth.
  4. Wrap in oiled cling film and chill for 15 minutes.
  5. Roll out until around 6mm thick and cut out your shapes.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and leave to cool.
  7. Roast your nuts for 15-20 minutes if not already roasted and then coarsely chop.
  8. Melt the chocolate. Dip half the biscuit into the chocolate and add the nuts.
  9. Leave on greaseproof paper until the chocolate has set.
  10. Enjoy! :)
Sift the flour and add the salt, sugar, butter and vanilla essence

Mix with fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs

Keep kneading until you form a smooth dough

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180C/Gas Mark 4 or until golden brown

Melt the chocolate

Valentine's Day Heart Cookies Biscuits Chocolate coated recipe

I hope you enjoyed this post. Despite throwing a tantrum I would probably make these again haha! The biscuit has more of a crunch to it rather than melting in your mouth but it goes nicely with the chocolate and they were all demolished by the next day haha :)

I also made a baking video if you wanted to check it out :)


  1. yummmmm..happy Valentine's Day Nevena..

  2. Looks so yummy!! Video was awesome :) x

  3. It looks delicious! :)

  4. My Valentine's weekend also included an extraordinary amount of food haha, nice to know I wasn't the only one! These heart-shaped cookies look so tasty, perfectly on theme :)

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  5. This looks so yummy and so cute! Great recipe!

  6. Love chocolates, it looks so attractive and yummy Nev!

  7. These look amazing and I'm always a fan when so much butter is involved in a recipe. And the addition of pistachios is perfect. I remember being obsessed with them when I first discovered them in elementary school. A game changer!


  8. Wow!!! So beautiful recipe Nevena. I shared immediately on my Google+ page. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

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  9. So cute!


  10. These look wonderful, definitely have to Pin this recipe!


  11. So delicious

  12. Chocolate and pistachios? DELICIOUS!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  13. Thanks, dear :D

    Ooohn, look so yummy +,+

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  14. This looks really delicious! i should really give it a try! :)

  15. homemade cookies are the best! these look pretty and perfect for gifting :)

  16. Phwoar, these look amazing! Your photos are incredible too!x

  17. That looks so yum!! I would love to try out this recipe.