Marie biscuit chocolate logs – an an easy to make, no-bake recipe with Marie biscuits that’s perfect for a kids’ party or gathering.
I was first introduced to this recipe by Vaishali in 2007 when we were both working in the same team back in Google Hyderabad. Edible Garden was just a few months old then and she told me to try this easy Marie biscuit chocolate log recipe which her mom used to make for her when she was a kid. I loved the idea because I am have always been partial towards any Marie biscuit dessert recipe and tried the recipe that same weekend. Can’t believe this was almost 10 years ago!
I decided to update the recipe with new pictures and a slightly better chocolate coating recipe because I’ve made this a few times since then and gotten the recipe and method pat down. It may seem like a lot of butter but remember, you get around 10-12 “cookies” when you cut the stacked log so the total amount of butter gets divided into many smaller portions. Or, let’s just tell ourselves that and enjoy this treat, shall we? 🙂
- 20 Marie biscuits
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ tsp instant coffee powder
- ¾ cup butter, softened to room temperature (see notes)
- ¼ cup icing sugar (or powdered sugar)
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2-3 drops of vanilla extract (optional)
- Place the softened butter in a bowl and add the icing sugar and cocoa powder along with vanilla extract (if using)
- Mix thoroughly until you get a soft mixture like frosting
- Heat the milk and add the coffee powder
- Mix well to combine
- Take your first Marie biscuit and dip into the hot milk for 5 seconds
- Remove and place on a plate
- Take about 1 tsp of the chocolate frosting and smear over the Marie biscuit
- Take the second biscuit and repeat the same process until you have a long biscuit stack with chocolate frosting in between
- Smear the remaining chocolate frosting all over the biscuit tower generously
- Refrigerate this biscuit tower for approximately 2 hours or overnight
- Take it out and lay down on a cutting board
- Use a fork to create lines over the chocolate log to resemble the lines on a wooden log
- Cut slightly diagonally to get your log cookies, the biscuits would be soft by then
- Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve
Step by step Marie Biscuit Chocolate Logs Recipe
Place the softened butter in a bowl and add the icing sugar and cocoa powder along with vanilla extract (if using)
Mix thoroughly until you get a soft thick mixture like frosting. If you find your chocolate mixture too runny, add more sugar.
Heat the milk and add coffee powder. Mix well to combine
Take your first Marie biscuit and dip into the hot milk for 5 seconds
Remove and place on a plate. Take about 1 tsp of the chocolate frosting and smear over the biscuit
Take the second biscuit and repeat the same process until you have a long biscuit stack with chocolate frosting in between
Smear the remaining chocolate frosting all over the biscuit tower generously
Refrigerate this biscuit tower for approximately 2 hours or overnight. The coating will be a bit messy due to the soft butter mixture but don’t fret, it will be fine once it sets and you slice into them, nobody can tell it’s messy. Also, yes that’s the inside of my fridge you see below!
Once set, take it out and lay down on a cutting board. Use a fork to create lines over the chocolate log to resemble the lines on a wooden log
Cut slightly diagonally with a sharp knife to get your log cookies, the biscuits would be soft by then
Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve.
- If the chocolate coating starts to melt once left outside, refrigerate again. To prevent this, make sure to use icing sugar rather than regular powdered sugar, which has more moisture
- You can try the same recipe with digestive biscuits too
- The coffee powder in the milk is optional and it doesn’t really give a strong flavour to the final cookies. I just like to mix coffee and cocoa so I add it usually. The vanilla is purely optional too
- The butter needs to be soft but not melted. Singapore is hot almost all the time and the day I made these, the butter kept melting on me. I had to add another 2 tbsp of icing sugar to stabilise it a bit so take note if you live in a warm place
- You can add some chopped cashew nuts or almond flakes over the log if you’d like. Makes it fancier and tastier
If you try this recipe, please leave a comment and rating below. If you have a picture to share, do tag me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @ediblegarden. I’d love to see it!
The images and recipe in this Marie biscuit chocolate logs recipe were updated and improved in November 2016.
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