Festive choco-cream twister biscuits

Festive choco-cream twister biscuits

By 27/11/2013

Do you feel Christmasey already? Shops certainly do! And they have been for a while now. Time to spend money? No, time to bake lovely things!

This year I am planning to make many edible presents myself. I have found that friends and family really love getting homemade cookies especially if you wrap them up nicely or put them in a pretty box. My sister who lives in Slovenia has imported this tradition of making different type of biscuits at Christmas time, putting them in a box to give out as gifts. She gave such boxes as a gift to her wedding guests last year. They all loved it!

One of my favourite Italian biscuits is called "Abbracci" or "Embraces" which were originally created in the 80's by a biscuit company called "Mulino Bianco" . Their cookies have been exported all over the world and have been available in the UK for some time now. They are twin coloured chocolate and cream biscuits which "embrace" each other.

Inspired by their recipe I have given them a Christmas touch and shaped them differently. Unfortunately they have all already gone which means I will be baking another batch soon!

  • Prep Time : 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes



Make the white pastry by working the butter with the sugar to a creamy consistency. Add the remaining ingredients to make a smooth ball.

Make the chocolate pastry by working the butter and the sugar first and then by adding the remaining ingredients.

Wrap the balls in cling film and put them in the fridge for 45 minutes.

two colour pastry

Take small quantities of both pastries, roll them on your worktop to make two long cylinders


Twist them around each other

twisting the pastry

Now shape them as you like:

1. Roll them on themselves to make a rose

rollingtwister biscuit

2. Bend to make a hockey stick

making a stick

3. Make a garland


Decorate them with cherries and almonds and line them up on a baking tray over a sheet of baking paper and cook at 180C for about 20 minutes until slightly golden.

A little dust of icing sugar will give them that "snowy" touch!

Christmas chocolate cream biscuits

Christmas chocolate cream biscuits

I am submitting this post to We Should Cocoa . This is a challenge organized by the queen of chocolate Choclette of  Chocolate Log Blog.


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4 Responses to Festive choco-cream twister biscuits

  1. la cucina di Molly

    …e! già l’aria di Natale si comincia a sentire! Complimenti per questi deliziosi biscotti, devo provarli, ottima idea da regalare a Natale! Un bacione!

  2. Choclette

    These look really impressive Alida. I’m on a bit of a biscuit binge at the moment. I keep bookmarking your biscuit recipes as they all sounds so good, Really like the idea of giving out boxes of biscuits. Interesting to see how different the ingredients are for the two types of dough.

    I know it’s passed the deadline, but I’m sure you could add these to We Should Cocoa if you asked BakeNQuilt nicely? Would be lovely to have them in the biscuit round-up.

    • Alida

      Thank you Choclette for your suggestion. I was looking into adding this recipe into We Should Cocoa (which I never seem to manage to do!)but realized it was too late.
      I have now asked BakeNQuilt, I’d love to be included in the round-up! X

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