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Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs

4.5 from 32 votes
Enjoy a traditional store-bought cookie at home with my Chocolate Hobnobs recipe. You'll love the oaty crunch and lovely chocolate of these biscuits.
Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs - why buy store bought when you can make these delicious biscuits at home?

Hi Bold Bakers!

I thought I would bring some Irish flavor to my desserts and share with you a biscuit that is very popular on the Emerald Isle–Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs.

They are best described as an oaty shortbread with chocolate on top. Biscuits in Ireland are not the same as the soft American biscuits, they are a cookie. However cookies can be soft and chewy where as biscuits are mostly crips and crunchy, with no softness.

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Biscuit are made to be enjoyed with a cup of tea. Dunking them in your tea is what softens them. The Irish are a nation of tea drinkers.

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Tea is consumed morning, noon and night in my house. Even living in the States now I still carry on the tradition and have tea time everyday around 3 o’clock. I sit down, watch my stories and have a cup of Irish tea.

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I love making homemade versions of baked good that are commonly bought in the store. I have a fantastic recipe for Homemade Graham Crackers that taste just like the real thing.

Gemma's Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs

4.5 from 32 votes
Enjoy a traditional store-bought cookie at home with my Chocolate Hobnobs recipe. You'll love the oaty crunch and lovely chocolate of these biscuits.
Author: butterbaking.com
Servings: 20 Hobnobs
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Enjoy a traditional store-bought cookie at home with my Chocolate Hobnobs recipe. You'll love the oaty crunch and lovely chocolate of these biscuits.
Author: butterbaking.com
Servings: 20 Hobnobs

Ingredients

  • 8 ½ tablespoons (125g / 4oz) unsalted butter
  • cup (80g / 3 oz) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • cup (100g / 3½ oz) porridge oats
  • cup (100g / 3½ oz) wholemeal flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon sea salt , to taste
  • cup (100g ) chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons ( 30g / 1 oz) unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F /180 C and line a few trays with parchment paper.
  • With a hand or stand mixer cream the butter and the brown sugar until pale, fluffy and smooth.
  • Add the golden syrup and beat until it's incorporated.
  • On a low speed, mix in the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Once the dry and wet ingredients are evenly combined bring the dough together into a ball, wrap with cling wrap and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  • Roll the dough into small balls about the size of a tablespoon and flatten on the tray until they are about 2 inches in diameter. Be sure to leave a bit of room between the cookies for spreading.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown, then allow to cool on the trays.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave.
  • Spoon a teaspoon of chocolate onto the top of each cookie and spread out evenly using the back of a spoon.
  • Once the chocolate has slightly set swirl your spoon across the chocolate working your way down the cookie in the shape of a figure eight. This will create that beautiful classic hobnob look!
  • Allow to set before enjoying/dunking into tea.

 

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Maria Milburn
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Maria Milburn
4 months ago

I have made crazy cookies , but keep spreading why ??

Eric Forsyth
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Eric Forsyth
5 months ago

Looking forward to trying out this recipe! Hobnobs are Scottish, though!

Charlie
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Charlie
5 months ago

Brown sugar – Is that soft light brown or Demerara?
Thanks!

kelly
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kelly
6 months ago

What may I ask are porridge oats? Canada here. Quick oats, one minute oats, large flake oats, steel cut oats? I want to purchase the correct oat for best success ! Thanks very much excited to bake these! Kelly

Angela H.
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Angela H.
8 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I made these cookies with my son as part of a home school , home ec./geography/culture lesson on Ireland. We were skeptical about the taste with the wholemeal flour, but were amazed with the final taste test! We substituted light corn syrup for the golden syrup, and light brown sugar for the brown sugar. They thinned out a little more than expected, but they were delicious non-the-less. We will definitely be making these again. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and culture! We love watching your videos as well.

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8 months ago

I had no wheat flour so I scrunched two weetabix… Very yummy

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Sondae
9 months ago

I managed to find a golden syrup recipe online and made it, then made these cookies. Delicious!! Thank you for this recipe!

Dani
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Dani
9 months ago

Is there an alternative for the Golden Syrup? I am unable to find this. I live in the US.

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Lauranne
9 months ago

Made these tonight using, 9 grain gluten free flour, which can be used 1 – 1 replacement for whole wheat flour, (I had run out of my golden syrup and had not made another batch yet) and I found that the flavor of 1 part honey, 1 part maple syrup & 1/2 part molasses tastes almost like homemade golden syrup. Tomorrow is my day to make another batch of it. I digress, the biscuits turned out wonderful! Crisp and tasty! Although my grandson and daughter will receive most of them tomorrow as a gift. I had these as a youngster… Read more »

Karla Seidita
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9 months ago

I adore Hob Nobs, too!!! (& we have McVittles in Virginia, too!!! Now I can make them!!! Can’t wait!!

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