Cookies Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs 4.63 from 105 votes Create a Profile! × Please sign up to save your favorite recipes Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe 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. By Gemma Stafford | March 28, 2017 | 153 Last updated on March 29, 2021 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. 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. 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. 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. 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. Try These Recipes! Cinnamon Roll CookiesHomemade Thin MintsHomemade Samoas Cookies (Girl Scout Toasted Coconut Cookies)Baking Powder VS. Baking Soda When Baking Cookies Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs 4.63 from 105 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… 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 Dessert Chocolate Oven Baking Pans Prep Time 5 minsCook Time 45 minsTotal 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 butter⅓ cup (80g / 3 oz) brown sugar2 tablespoons golden syrup⅔ cup (100g / 3½ oz) porridge oats⅔ cup (100g / 3½ oz) wholemeal flour½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon baking powder½ - 1 teaspoon sea salt , to taste⅔ cup (100g ) chocolate2 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.