If you know a poker player with a sweet tooth that deserves a treat in their life, this is something extra special. It’s poker chip biscuits time!
What on earth are poker chip biscuits? They are, quite simply, biscuits in the shape of poker chips.
What type of biscuits are poker chip biscuits?
Well you can make poker chip biscuits with anything as the base biscuit, really. The main trick is to decorate them so they are unmistakably poker chip like.
But for this recipe, we’re going to go with a very simple shortbread recipe. That’s for a couple of reasons. First off, you’re more than likely going to have the ingredients in your cupboard already.
Secondly, they are really easy to bake. We’re not saying that No Deposit Poker readers can’t handle a complicated bake. But we are saying that sometimes it’s nice to keep it simple.
And thirdly, well, shortbread is delicious. There’s not really a better reason than that, is there?
What goes into them?
For the poker chip biscuits themselves, you need 300g plain flour, 200g of butter straight from the fridge and 100g caster sugar. So that’s 3:2:1 flour:butter:sugar. If you want to make less or more, this recipe is super easy to adjust.
Now for the all-important decoration. Simply pick up some ready to roll coloured fondant icing (a big supermarket usually stocks multipacks) and some icing pens (ditto).
How do you make them?
This part could hardly be easier. First off, turn on your oven to gas mark 3, 170c or 150c, if you’ve got a fan oven.
Then cut your butter into 1cm cubes (roughly, this isn’t an exact science!). Put that into a big bowl, along with the sugar and flour. Rub that mixture all up until it looks a bit like breadcrumbs.
If you’re a non baker, we’re sure you’re cocking an eyebrow at that, but trust us, eventually it will come together like that.
Then, as if by magic, squeeze that breadcrumb like mixture into a dough.
Sprinkle a little flour on a flat surface (the table, counter top, whatever will do). Then roll that dough out until it’s roughly the thickness of a poker chip.
With a small glass (maybe a shot glass or an espresso cup) press circles into the dough. Poker chip sized, if you can manage it.
Put those gorgeous little dough circles onto a lined baking tray (a bit of greaseproof paper or even a smear of butter should do the trick). Then prick the tops of each uncooked biscuit lightly with a fork and sprinkle some sugar on top.
Put that bunch of biscuits into the fridge for about half an hour. Then put them into the oven for about 20 minutes.
When they’re nice and golden, take them out and leave them to cool.
As soon as they’re completely cool, you can get on with the completely cool job of decorating them. Roll out your icing and use a slightly bigger glass to cut out circles.
Then press those circles on top of your biscuits, securing them underneath. Use your icing pens to write amounts and decorate the chips to your heart’s content.
Cup of tea, poker chip biscuits and an online game of poker
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