When I made these biscuits, they were destined to be this month's We Should Cocoa entry - they certainly fulfil the criteria; chocolate - check, leftovers - check... again in the form of the packet of unloved dried figs. (See also, Chocolate fig cake). But while nice enough, they just didn't do it for me. I don't seem to be very good at baking biscuits - these didn't turn out how I was expecting at all, they are described as 'super indulgent biscuits - soft, chewy and fruity, with creamy white chocolate chips. Heavenly' - no wonder I couldn't resist giving them a try. I'm more inclined to blame myself and my habit of overbaking biscuits, than I am to blame the recipe, which looks fine to me. I also don't think that the white chocolate (also left over from Christmas) complemented the figs very well. I find it very difficult to bake successfully with white chocolate - I tend to overbake it and it scorches, which isn't very successful really. So a combination of poor ingredient choice for my taste and overbaking the biscuits means that these probably won't be repeated.
The recipe came from the Popina Book of Baking, which is a really lovely book, with lots of good ideas and I've got lots bookmarked to make, it just doesn't seem like this was one of the most successful for me to choose. There were no complaints from colleagues (not that I was expecting them!) but no particular compliments either.