• 100g Nutella
  • 100g very soft butter
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 130g self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp orange extract

I wanted to call these cow pat cookies but Mr B felt that name might put people off making them. He’s probably right. So they’re wrinkly biscuits. A bit like an elephant’s bottom. Sorry for the bottom/poo obsession. My son is going through his bottom stage at the moment. Everyone is called bottom, every sentence is finished with bottom or bottom-belly or bottom-face. Apparently after the bottom obsession comes the willy obsession. Not sure whether to look forward to that or not. A change is as good as a rest and all that.

Anyway, these biscuits are more like cookies really. They’re chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. They spread like crazy too so please don’t cram them onto one baking sheet or you’ll have escaping dough all over your oven.

Makes: About 22 but all depends on how much dough you use for each biscuit.

Ingredients:

- 100g Nutella

- 100g very soft butter

- 120g caster sugar

- 1 large egg

- 130g self raising flour

- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

- 1 tsp orange extract

Preheat the oven to 180C. Cream the Nutella, butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until really well combined and soft. Then add the egg and mix in with the wooden spoon again until combined. Add the flour, bicarb and orange extract and stir well with the wooden spoon until combined.

Then put blobs about 3cm across onto baking sheets leaving about 6cm between them. These spread a lot. Bake for 10 minutes in the middle of the oven until the biscuits have puffed up but are not browning. Remove from the oven, press the tops of the biscuits lightly with the palm of your hand to flatten them, wait 5 minutes until they have deflated and cooled a little then put back in the oven and bake for 5 more minutes. If your oven is prone to ferocity then be careful as these biscuits taste so much better if they have barely browned at all. More chewy on the inside.

After the last 5 minutes remove from the oven and cool on the tray until you can pick them up with a spatula/slice. Then cool on a wire rack until completely cold and ready for eating/storing/giving away.

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