Sgorio Cookies!

Now you may be wondering what Sgorio is. An exciting Italian delicacy perhaps or some sort of Russian liquor? Well no Sgorio (pronounced scOreo) is Welsh for GOAL!!! Which is a word my English husband is hoping to be shouting at the telly at least a few times over the next few weeks.

Yes the World Cup is very much here. I’m not a football fan but it’s going to be pretty unavoidable for the next few weeks so I’m going to embrace it by eating Italian delicacies and drinking Russian liquor (or scrolling through Instagram wishing I was a lottery winner and eating the Sgorio cookies).

You’ll need a round cookie cutter and 2 baking sheets, well greased or lined with baking paper.


For the biscuits

  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 180g plain flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • Tablespoon of milk
  • Teaspoon Almond extract

For the filling

  • 100g butter
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 60g white chocolate

To drizzle

  • 50g white chocolate

Preheat the oven to 180°C gas mark 4

In a large kid friendly bowl, rub the butter into the flour and cocoa powder until it resembles breadcrumbs (but dark brown).

Stir in the sugar and then mix in the egg, almond extract and milk and stir to form a firm dough.

If you’re not a fan of almond you can use any flavour you like here. I found almond gave a good sweetness to the dark chocolate biscuit but vanilla or orange would also be delicious.

Roll out to toddler finger thickness (about 1/4 inch) and cut rounds using a circle cutter.

Place on the sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. By the time you pop the dishes in the sink and watch the Muppet version of Boheimian Rhapsody they’ll be pretty much done.

Allow to cool while you make the filling;

Beat the butter and icing sugar together until creamy.

Break up the white chocolate and pop into a microwave safe bowl. Blast for 15 seconds in the microwave and stir. If not yet melted, pop back in for 5 second bursts, stirring well in between until fully melted.

Beat into the butter icing mixture until smooth and well combined.

Sandwich together two biscuits with the buttercream.

Melt the remaining white chocolate as per the above and drizzle over the sandwiched biscuits 😀