Chocolate Chip Biscuits topped with Cherry Jam

A delicious little treat.

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2 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup lard, or cold butter
1 whole large egg, lightly whisked
2/3 cup milk
1 cup semi-sweet (or dark!) chocolate chips
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons coarse sugar (optional)
sour cherry jam, or other flavor


Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add lard or butter and, using a pastry cutter or two knives, gently cut in lard until it resembles coarse oatmeal.

Add lightly whisked egg and milk, and use a fork to combine most of the wet and dry ingredients together. Stir in chocolate chips. Do not over-mix. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and use your hands to shape it into a flattened disk shape. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 3/4-inch thick.

Cut out biscuits with a floured cookie cutter that is about 2 inches in diameter. Do not twist the cookie cutter when cutting out the biscuits—go straight down and then straight back up. This will ensure that biscuits rise up when baking.

Place biscuits on the parchment-lined baking sheet and brush tops with melted butter. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 10–12 minutes.


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