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Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs - why buy store bought when you can make these delicious biscuits at home?
Homemade Chocolate 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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Hobnobs
Author: butterbaking.com
  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F /180 C and line a few trays with parchment paper.
  2. With a hand or stand mixer cream the butter and the brown sugar until pale, fluffy and smooth.
  3. Add the golden syrup and beat until it's incorporated.
  4. On a low speed, mix in the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown, then allow to cool on the trays.
  8. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave.
  9. Spoon a teaspoon of chocolate onto the top of each cookie and spread out evenly using the back of a spoon.
  10. 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!
  11. Allow to set before enjoying/dunking into tea.