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Good Oil at Nichols' chocolate chippies
250g softened butter
½ cup sugar
¾ cup caramel sweetened
1 tsp vanilla essence
3½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups chocolate buttons
Melted chocolate to decorate
Heat oven to 170degC.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in caramel, vanilla, flour, baking powder and chocolate buttons.
Roll into balls weighing about 35g.
Place on a tray and cook for 20 minutes.
Drop the tray on the bench to allow the biscuits to drop.
Drizzle with melted chocolate (if using) when cooled.
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