This is another delicious recipe from my childhood, and my daughters love it too. Great with a cuppa or as a treat in lunchboxes. So quick and easy to make too.
Chocolate Chip Squares
125g butter, softened
50g caster sugar
110g light soft brown sugar
1 free range egg
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
225g plain flour
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
80g pack chocolate chips
300g icing sugar
2 heaped Tblsp cocoa powder
25 g butter, melted
2 Tblsp hot water, or more if necessary
Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas Mark 4/350F. Line a Swiss roll tin with non stick baking paper.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg then beat again for a minute or two. Sift over the flour and bicarbonate of soda and stir until completely combined, then stir through the chocolate chips.
Press the mixture into your prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes until golden. Leave to cool in the tin.
Prepare the icing by combining all the ingredients to make a firm but spreadable icing. Add more water if necessary. Spread the icing over the cooled biscuit layer and leave until set. Cut into squares then serve.