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Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs

4.61 from 101 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.

Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs

4.61 from 101 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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kelly
kelly
1 year 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

Jojo
Jojo
10 months ago

I’ve always been a disaster at biscuit making, but this recipe was fab.. they turned out perfect! Thank you

Edith
Edith
2 months ago

Thank you for the recipe. I Love Milk Chocolate Hobnobs. I have been buying them online, but now I can make my own.

Eric Forsyth
Eric Forsyth
1 year ago

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

Tracy
Tracy
1 month ago

What can be substituted for the golden syrup? Not in any store where I live.

Audrey
2 months ago

Can you sub regular flour for the wheat…

Martina
4 months ago

Hobnobs are So Delicious. This is the first time I’ve had them. When my husband says, I’m not sure. I’ll have to do quality control with another 3, I know he Loves them. I might have to switch these with the No-Bake peanut butter cookies for my on-the-go breakfast. I’m glad the batch only makes 20 cookies. Yours looks fantastic and I know look like the real thing but I’m going to be looking for them at Heathrow just to compare the look of mine. Have a Great weekend! Oh, did it rain yesterday in Ireland on St Swithin Day?

Lynn McGinnis
Lynn McGinnis
4 months ago

Gemma, do you think almond flour could be substituted for the whole wheat meal?

Steven D. Murphy
Steven D. Murphy
4 months ago

Why am I preheating an oven then making the recipe then waiting 20 minutes!?! It doesn’t take that long for an oven to come to temperature

Rubie Drew
Rubie Drew
5 months ago

Thank you for this recipe! I’ve used it over and over and is perfect every time.

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