Chocolate Dipped Biscuits | The Fall Guy

I have to say it: The Fall Guy is one of my favourite films of this year. It’s a cracker. What better way to have a themed movie night in honour of this film than with stunt team inspired chocolate dipped biscuits? Harnesses at the ready? Let’s bake.

Contents

The Bake

My The Film section below the recipe is written in a way that emphasises the recognition of hard working people. The stunt team in any film or television show are integral to its production. So, naturally this bake should also reflect that.

It’s a nice and easy one, friends. Just what you want for a movie night in.

My chocolate dipped biscuits are person-shaped and can be decorated to resemble any and all kinds of stunt performers.

Dip them in chocolate, pipe chocolate detail on, tie strawberry or liquorice laces to them to create edible safety wires. It’s all happening with these fun biscuits!

My cookie cutter is relatively small in comparison to some larger person shaped biscuits you often see in bakeries – I’ve seen some pretty big gingerbread in my time, friends. 

With that being said, my recipe below yielded 26 biscuits using my cookie cutter, which is around four inches in height. The amount of biscuits you end up with will come down to the size of your cookie cutter, so keep that in mind when you’re baking with this recipe.

My recipe for chocolate dipped biscuits is inspired by some of my previous recipes here on Flavour of the Film.

Namely my Good Omens sugar cookies. I did consider making these shortbread biscuits dipped in chocolate, but as I’ve mentioned in other posts, shortbread is delicate and can be difficult to decorate as a result. Adding the whisked egg meant that the dough was far more stable.

However, you can absolutely make these into shortbread biscuits! Simply omit the egg and increase the butter quantity by 10g – 15g. It’ll be soft but the flour on your surface when shaping the biscuits will help to create a better texture.

My Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire biscuits recipe was also a source of inspiration, though they are mixed spice biscuits. If you want to make your stunt team biscuits with spices, go for it!

No copyright infringement intended.

Flavour wise, you can choose whatever base of biscuit you desire.

I opted for half vanilla and half chocolate to give variation. Both are delicious, but you can go for a whole batch of either if preferred. Just double the quantity of your chosen flavour. 

You could add an extract into your dough if you want, too! Add orange extract to the chocolate dough for a chocolate orange combo, or add an extract or zest like lime, lemon or almond instead of vanilla.

For a gingerbread recipe to use, see my Clapperboard Cake recipe for ingredients and instructions.

When decorating these delicious biscuits, the world is your oyster.

The chocolate you use for these half dipped chocolate biscuits is completely up to you. For my fellow U.K. based bakers, I recommend something sturdy like a Cadbury or Galaxy milk chocolate. Their thickness when melted makes for an easier piping experience.

Usually, if I’m using milk chocolate of that kind, I add a couple of pieces of rich dark chocolate to help loosen the mixture. I did this for my Soot Sprite cookie dough bites because it made for an easier time coating. In this case, the thicker the chocolate, the better!

Really dark chocolate and white chocolate are a lot thinner once melted, so if you’re wanting to use either of them to decorate your dipped chocolate biscuits, I would advise that you use them to dip the bottom halves in only, rather than for the piped elements as well.

If you’re completely confident piping with these types of chocolate, then by all means go for it!

The most important thing is to have fun when piping facial expressions and outfit choices. Stunt performers are multi-skilled folks who cover a whole range of character stunts, so let your biscuits reflect that!

For the additional elements, you have free reign.

I used M’n’Ms for a splash of colour, but you can choose anything you like. Smarties are larger in size but would work if you have a pretty big cookie cutter to make bigger biscuits. This part is also entirely optional. You don’t have to add them to create fun chocolate covered biscuits!

The other element that is optional is the strawberry laces. I managed to get my paws on some mixed berry laces from my local supermarket which I was thrilled about as they fit the vibe (they’re Halloween sweets and I reckon they were trying to get rid of them still).

They’re really just for effect as candy laces make great edible rigging wires. If you’re looking to display your biscuits like I have, using some sort of flavoured lace will give your display some new and entertaining dimensions.

Really have fun with the display, especially if you’re creating these for a themed party!

I can’t exaggerate enough how much fun I had setting up my chocolate dipped biscuits display. You know when they say to follow your bliss? Doing this sort of thing is my bliss. My creative inner child was crying happy tears. 

Endless entertainment can be had. If you have kids, you can get them involved!

Top Tips

  • Types of biscuit and flavours are interchangeable. Choose your favourites and create your ideal batch of half dipped chocolate biscuits. See the links to my other posts in the The Bake section above for suggestions and different biscuit recipes.
  • Avoid overworking any biscuit dough that you make. An overworked biscuit dough can lead to tough biscuits!
  • The size of your biscuits will depend on the size of your cookie cutter. The cookie cutter that I used is roughly 4 inches in height and this recipe yielded 26 biscuits. The bigger your cookie cutter, the less biscuits. The smaller your cookie cutter, the more biscuits.
  • These particular biscuits don’t need much if any chilling time before baking, but they will benefit from a quick stint in the fridge after shaping if the weather is warm when you’re baking.
  • The thicker the chocolate you choose for melting to create the piped details, the better. Any chocolate can be used for the dipping part.
  • A piping bag or sandwich bag can be used for the piped detail. Just be sure to cut off the least amount of the tip to create a really tiny open end. This makes piping detail much easier!
  • Get creative when piping the facial expressions and outfits. Cover as much ground as possible with your stunt team biscuits! I love a kawaii vibe so I piped a few facial expressions on my biscuits to reflect that.
  • Chocolate candies and strawberry laces are optional, but are great for effective party/movie night displays!

Honestly, I had so much fun making these chocolate dipped biscuits inspired by The Fall Guy. This movie is a fun ride from start to finish, so I hope you feel the same when making these moreish sweet treats for your movie night or themed party. Enjoy!

Happy baking, happy eating!

The Recipe

Ingredients

Vanilla biscuits:

  • 60g [2 oz] unsalted butter   room temperature or slightly softened
  • 30g [2 tbsp + 1 tsp] caster sugar
  • ½ whisked egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g [½ cup + 2 tbsp] plain [all-purpose] flour

Chocolate biscuits:

  • 60g [2 oz] unsalted butter   room temperature or slightly softened
  • 30g [2 tbsp + 1 tsp] light brown sugar or caster sugar
  • ½ whisked egg
  • 80g [½ cup] plain [all-purpose] flour
  • 20g [3 tbsp] cocoa powder

Decoration:

  • 200g [7 oz] chocolate for dipping & piping
  • Chocolate candies i.e. M’n’Ms      optional
  • Strawberry laces/mixes berry laces/liquorice strands   optional

Serves: 26

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 10 – 12 minutes

Decorating time: 30 minutes

Method

Biscuits:

  1. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper/baking parchment. Set aside.
  2. Start with the vanilla batch. In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and beat in until fully incorporated.
  4. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl with a fork until an even colour is achieved. Spoon around ½ of the whisked egg into your biscuit mix and beat in until fully incorporated.
  5. Sieve the flour over your biscuit dough and mix in with a wooden spoon until a dough is formed. It may be quite soft, but the flour on your surface during shaping will help this.
  6. In a separate bowl, repeat steps 2 to 5 for your chocolate biscuit dough. Omit the vanilla extract and add the cocoa powder in at the same time as the plain flour.

Shaping:

  1. Generously dust a clean surface with flour. Lightly dust your hands and a rolling pin for ease. Roll your vanilla biscuit dough out to around ¼ inch in thickness.
  2. Using your person shaped cookie cutter, cut out as many biscuits as you can. Lay them on one of the lined baking trays in a row, leaving a slight gap in between. 3 rows across (tray being horizontal) allows for a sufficient amount of space.
  3. Bring together the dough and roll it back out again to roughly the same thickness. Cut more figures out and place them on the tray.
  4. Repeat this process until you have run out of dough.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 with your chocolate biscuit dough, laying your chocolate biscuits on the other lined baking tray.
  6. Place the trays in the fridge while your oven heats up. This isn’t essential, but is encouraged when baking in warmer weather.

Baking:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C [350°F] or 160°C fan.
  2. When your oven is up to temperature, bake your biscuits on the middle shelves for 10 – 12 minutes or until baked. The vanilla batch will be baked when golden and dry to touch. The chocolate biscuits will be baked when dry to touch. Resist the urge to bake for longer as your biscuits will continue baking on the trays while they cool!
  3. You may need to take the top tray of biscuits out once baked and move the other tray up to bake for a minute or two more.
  4. Once baked, leave your biscuits on their trays to continue baking and to cool.

Decoration:

  1. When your biscuits are completely cool (room temperature), melt your chocolate.
  2. Break the chocolate up into pieces if needed and place into a heatproof bowl. Melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between until completely melted.
  3. One at a time, dip the bottom halves of your biscuits into the melted chocolate. Hold them above the chocolate to let any excess drip off, then place them back onto the lined baking trays to set.
  4. Once all of your biscuits have been dipped in chocolate, pour the remaining melted chocolate into a piping bag or sandwich bag. Snip the least amount of the end off for a very neat open end.
  5. Pipe your desired facial expressions and outfits onto each biscuit. Have fun with this! Add any chocolate candies on as you go so that they are secured to the melted chocolate before it sets.
  6. Feel free to set your chocolate dipped biscuits in the fridge. This only takes a few minutes as the chocolate sets while you work!
  7. If using flavoured laces to display your biscuits, tie the middle of the lace around the waist of your biscuit, then loop each end back under the arms and up. Tie the very top. Your biscuits are ready for air stunts!

These deliciously moreish biscuits dipped in chocolate are so much fun to make and display. They make the perfect sweet treat for a movie night in watching The Fall Guy or for any action themed party. If kept in an airtight container, these biscuits will last 4+ days, but are best eaten on the day. As with most biscuits, they will start to soften after a few days. Enjoy!

The Film

It’s important to me to recognise all of the elements that go into making movies, including all of the thousands of artists and technicians of all categories that make our favourite movies what they are.

Yes, directors are visionaries. Writers are the backbone of any story. Actors are the visual representation of the characters, of course. Music composers create the atmosphere. 

But, there are so many teams and departments that are absolutely integral for the creation of a movie, no matter how big or small the budget. Entire art departments, prop departments, set design, costume, hair & makeup, production, finance, catering… I could keep going!

The stunt team working on any movie is one such team that is crucial for a film’s success.

It’s not just action movies that require a stunt team. Films that involve any sort of gag, slapstick move, or more intense action-based sequence needs stunt doubles. 

Studios, producers, insurance companies and all health & safety personnel working on a film start to twitch if actors are inclined to do their own stunts when they aren’t qualified or insured.

Note: If you haven’t seen David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived, I highly recommend watching it for a deep dive into the responsibilities – and real risks – that a stunt performer takes on when doing their job.

This documentary explores the experience of Daniel Radcliffe’s main stunt man during the filming of the Harry Potter series. It’s an emotional, inspiring and heart-wrenching one, friends.

If you are wondering, I’d like to note that actors like Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan – who are known for doing their own stunts – are usually qualified, super skilled and entirely capable of doing the stunts that they carry out. They are also insured to do so. 

Most of the time, a stunt double takes an actor’s place because they are the expert in whatever the stunt is, whether that be some sort of martial art, driving technique, or generally dangerous situation.

Being a stunt double means training to an exceptional standard.

The job now requires being qualified in multiple skills, including different styles of fighting, weapon use, driving various types of vehicle and so on. Even skills like skydiving, horse riding and scuba diving are advantageous.

Despite all of this, stunt teams are often under-appreciated and not recognised for their work in the same way that other departments in filmmaking are.

Which is why it’s joyous to see a film like The Fall Guy on the big screen.

The story is centred around a stunt man, once at the top of his game, who hits rock bottom following an on-set accident. When a call comes out of the blue to work on the set of his love’s directorial debut, he jumps at the chance.

As expected, things spiral out dangerously just days into the shoot. It’s no longer just about a movie being made, but something much darker.

Reading that last sentence back, I realise that I haven’t made The Fall Guy sound particularly funny. But, friends, it really is. SO funny. 

I went into the cinema with reasonable expectations and left with a more than satisfied smile on my face.

The Fall Guy has everything you could want in a movie. Plus, it doesn’t take itself too seriously! There was always a danger of a movie like this slipping into exaggerated self-importance, but this one is executed in a way that makes you feel catered to.

Written by Glen A. Larson and Drew Pierce, The Fall Guy is chocker block full of hilarity, romance and action. Even better, it’s a delicate balance of all three. In the director’s seat was David Leitch, who had plenty of original content to draw from.

The Fall Guy (2024) is an adaptation of a TV series created by Glen A. Larson of the same title.

The TV series aired back in 1981 – 1986 and starred Lee Majors and Heather Thomas in the lead roles. It was popular in its day, so it was nice to see a reboot celebrating film stunt personnel for the current generation of movie lovers.

That’s exactly what The Fall Guy does. It’s entertaining, for sure. But, it shines a light on and celebrates stunt teams working in the industry. Their importance on set and the risks that they take are not undermined in the film, rather they are highlighted and congratulated.

In the lead roles this time round were Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt.

Alongside them was a stellar cast, including Winston Duke; Hannah Waddingham, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephanie Hsu, Teresa Palmer, Ben Knight, Adam Dunn, Matuse, Zara Michales, Ioane Saula, and so many more.

Including a few names that I won’t divulge here as Flavour of the Film is a spoiler free zone, but they are really fun cameos! Look out for familiar faces during your The Fall Guy movie night.

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As this film revolves around a stunt double and the team he works with, it’s only right to mention the stunt team who made this movie possible.

There are nearly one hundred names credited on the stunt department for The Fall Guy, which is too many to list here, but you can find every single name credited here.

They made The Fall Guy (2024) as action packed and impressive and shouldn’t be overlooked!

I feel like we should start a petition for a stunt category to be added to all major film & TV award ceremonies. Don’t you? Maybe we won’t have to… maybe the success of The Fall Guy has already set this in motion. I sure hope so.

Recipe Card

Chocolate Dipped Biscuits | The Fall Guy

Laura – Flavour of the Film
Moreish vanilla and chocolate biscuits half dipped in chocolate, shaped and decorated like movie stunt performers, celebrating The Fall Guy (2024).
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Decorating time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 26

Ingredients
  

Vanilla biscuits:

  • 60 g [2 oz] unsalted butter room temperature or slightly softened
  • 30 g [2 tbsp + 1 tsp] caster sugar
  • ½ whisked egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g [½ cup + 2 tbsp] plain [all-purpose] flour

Chocolate biscuits:

  • 60 g [2 oz] unsalted butter room temperature or slightly softened
  • 30 g [2 tbsp + 1 tsp] light brown sugar or caster sugar
  • ½ whisked egg
  • 80 g [½ cup] plain [all-purpose] flour
  • 20 g [3 tbsp] cocoa powder

Decoration:

  • 200 g [7 oz] chocolate for dipping & piping
  • Chocolate candies i.e. M’n’Ms optional
  • Strawberry laces/mixes berry laces/liquorice strands optional

Instructions
 

Biscuits:

  • Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper/baking parchment. Set aside.
  • Start with the vanilla batch. In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract and beat in until fully incorporated.
  • Whisk the egg in a separate bowl with a fork until an even colour is achieved. Spoon around ½ of the whisked egg into your biscuit mix and beat in until fully incorporated.
  • Sieve the flour over your biscuit dough and mix in with a wooden spoon until a dough is formed. It may be quite soft, but the flour on your surface during shaping will help this.
  • In a separate bowl, repeat steps 2 to 5 for your chocolate biscuit dough. Omit the vanilla extract and add the cocoa powder in at the same time as the plain flour.

Shaping:

  • Generously dust a clean surface with flour. Lightly dust your hands and a rolling pin for ease. Roll your vanilla biscuit dough out to around ¼ inch in thickness.
  • Using your person shaped cookie cutter, cut out as many biscuits as you can. Lay them on one of the lined baking trays in a row, leaving a slight gap in between. 3 rows across (tray being horizontal) allows for a sufficient amount of space.
  • Bring together the dough and roll it back out again to roughly the same thickness. Cut more figures out and place them on the tray.
  • Repeat this process until you have run out of dough.
  • Repeat steps 1 to 4 with your chocolate biscuit dough, laying your chocolate biscuits on the other lined baking tray.
  • Place the trays in the fridge while your oven heats up. This isn’t essential, but is encouraged when baking in warmer weather.

Baking:

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C [350°F] or 160°C fan.
  • When your oven is up to temperature, bake your biscuits on the middle shelves for 10 – 12 minutes or until baked. The vanilla batch will be baked when golden and dry to touch. The chocolate biscuits will be baked when dry to touch. Resist the urge to bake for longer as your biscuits will continue baking on the trays while they cool!
  • You may need to take the top tray of biscuits out once baked and move the other tray up to bake for a minute or two more.
  • Once baked, leave your biscuits on their trays to continue baking and to cool.

Decoration:

  • When your biscuits are completely cool (room temperature), melt your chocolate.
  • Break the chocolate up into pieces if needed and place into a heatproof bowl. Melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between until completely melted.
  • One at a time, dip the bottom halves of your biscuits into the melted chocolate. Hold them above the chocolate to let any excess drip off, then place them back onto the lined baking trays to set.
  • Once all of your biscuits have been dipped in chocolate, pour the remaining melted chocolate into a piping bag or sandwich bag. Snip the least amount of the end off for a very neat open end.
  • Pipe your desired facial expressions and outfits onto each biscuit. Have fun with this! Add any chocolate candies on as you go so that they are secured to the melted chocolate before it sets.
  • Feel free to set your chocolate dipped biscuits in the fridge. This only takes a few minutes as the chocolate sets while you work!
  • If using flavoured laces to display your biscuits, tie the middle of the lace around the waist of your biscuit, then loop each end back under the arms and up. Tie the very top. Your biscuits are ready for air stunts!

Notes

These deliciously moreish biscuits dipped in chocolate are so much fun to make and display. They make the perfect sweet treat for a movie night in watching The Fall Guy or for any action themed party. If kept in an airtight container, these biscuits will last 4+ days, but are best eaten on the day. As with most biscuits, they will start to soften after a few days. Enjoy!
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