Chocolate After-Dinner Mint Biscuits

Lisa Faulkner

These are great any time of day…not just after dinner!

Makes 15


  • 250 g (9 oz) plain flour
  • 150 g (5 oz) icing sugar
  • 50 g (2 oz) cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 225g (8 oz) cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg yolk

For the filling

  • 180g (6 ¼ oz) dark chocolate
  • 160 ml (5 ½ fl oz) double cream
  • 2-4 drops of peppermint extract


1. Sift the flour, icing sugar and cocoa powder into a food processor. Add apinch of salt and the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and pulse again until the mixture comes together. Turn out on to a work surface and knead very gently to form a dough. Roll into cyclinder 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter, wrap in cling film and refrigerator for about 30 minutes until firm.

2. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F), gas mark 4, and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

3. Cut the dough into 5 mm (1/4 inch) slices and arrange on the baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly on the tray before transferring the biscuits to a wire rack.

4. To make the filling, break the chocolate into very small pieces and set aside in a bowl. In a saucepan heat the cream until simmering then stir into the chocolate until smooth. Add a few drops of peppermint extract to taste and leave to cool.

5. Spread a little of the filling onto the biscuits and sandwich together.


Lisa Faulkner

Actress Lisa Faulkner was the clear winner of 2010 Celebrity MasterChef. Since then Lisa hasn't looked back in her cooking career. She is regularly on our television screens cooking on This Morning, Saturday Kitchen and Sunday Brunch. This exclusive recipe is from Lisa’s latest book, Tea & Cake.