I casually stumbled across this recipe from one of my many biscuit books that has become part of my bedtime reading each night and it was a number one priority to make!
I know what most of my friends out there ( and you know who you are) will say - "Too hard", well it's not (Note from B: it really isn't hard - if I, B, can do it - you can too!). If you have kids this is a great one to get them involved, on one of those rainy afternoons or just for something to do. My 3 love them and I have to make double each time I make them, as before they are even cool they seem to disappear off the cooling racks! (Note from B again: you don't have to be a kid to love these M!!).
I think they look great.....you could have a game of dominoes but you would have to be quick before they are all gone!
The Australian Women's Weekly - Cookies and Biscuits page 54
90g butter, softened
1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (20g) desiccated coconut
1/4 cup (25g) wheat germ ( I found this near the rolled oats)
3/4 cup (120g) wholemeal plain flour
1/3 cup (50g) white self-raising flour
1/4 cup (45g) dark chocolate bits ( I used more as I did a double batch)
150g dark eating chocolate, melted ( I didn't actually spread the backs with chocolate this time but I have done before)
1 Beat butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until smooth, add egg, beat until combined. Stir in coconut. wheat germ and sifted flours.
2 Roll dough between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Cover, refrigerate 30 minutes. (I did this in the reverse, so I put my dough in the fridge before I rolled it out as it is very soft, this worked out better for me)
3 Preheat oven to 180 degrees/160 degrees fan-forced. Grease oven trays, line with baking paper.
4 Using 9cm square cutter (I bought this great little square cutting set from a fantastic shop in Loganholme called Kitchen Warehouse) cut each square in half to make rectangles. Place about 3cm apart on oven trays. Using a knife, mark (do not cut through) each rectangle across the centre, to make two squares. Press chocolate bits into into each square to make dominoes.
6 Spread bases of dominoes with melted chocolate, set at room temperature on baking-paper lined oven trays. (I actually didn't cover my bases this time but have done in the past)
I hope you like them as much as we do!