When I went to knitting class the Thursday before my birthday, Mom had a special surprise for me. A childhood favorite: chocolate bubble biscuits. Dense like a scone, small in size but big in cinnamon and chocolate. But Mom didn’t stop with one pan of bubble biscuits. She made a second batch, a batch for me to take into work. That’s right. I was sent to school with birthday treats for my classmates. And my fabulous co-workers loved them.
I’d forgotten how good they were, how sweet they were, so I had to dig up the recipe for myself. And I of course had to share it with you.
Chocolate Bubble Biscuits
Makes 16 biscuits
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 3/4 cup sugar, divided
– 4 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2/3 cup butter, divided
– One 6-ounce package (1 cup) Nestlé Toll House
– semi-sweet chocolate morsels
– 2/3 cup milk
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. In large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2. Stir in Nestlé Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Add milk; stir until dough holds a shape.
3. On floured board, knead dough lightly. Roll dough into 16 balls.
4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
5. In small saucepan, melt remaining 1/3 cup butter. Pour half of melted butter in 8-inch square baking pan.
6. In cup, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/3 cinnamon/sugar mixture over butter in baking pan. Place dough balls in single layer in pan. Brush with remaining melted butter. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture.
7. Bake at 375°F. for 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.