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Chocolate Biscuits (Chip Cookies)

April 22nd, 2009 · 8 Comments

There was a first birthday party to attend and we thought that, in the interests of encouraging the eating of biscuits from as young an age possible, we would make chocolate chip cookies. Thing is we had plenty chocolate but no chips, plenty cocoa powder but no desire to add nuts to the mixture, so these are rather more chocolate biscuits with russian roulette bonus green & blacks chopped up bits of chocolate. It should also be borne in mind that if you bake a chocolate biscuit dough in an oven for ten minutes, there is a reasonable inevitability that the chocolate bits will melt, thus compounding the chocolate biscuitness of the whole enterprise.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Skill level: easy

Ingredients

  • butter – 100 g
  • plain flour – 175 g
  • brown sugar – 75 g
  • plain chocolate – 100 g – chopped
  • cocoa powder – 75 g
  • bicarbonate of soda – 1/2 tsp
  • salt – pinch
  • castor sugar – 75 g
  • vanilla essence – few drops

Sift flour into a bowl. Add butter and cream the mixture. Add sugar. Add cocoa powder. Add chopped up bits of chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Taste some of the mixture and wonder if you really need to cook it. Form into little balls and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Dip a fork in hot water and make fork indentations on each biscuit – you can temper the biscuity/cakeyness at this stage – the flatter the biscuitier.

Bake at 190 C/gas mark 5 for ten minutes.

Set aside on grid to cool.

Eat.

Just the one.

Well another won’t hurt, etc…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Verdict: The people liked the chocolate biscuits, that’s a FACT.

Drink: A drop of red/some beer/some rose/some Cava/watered down juice for the littluns and tea for John’s Mum.

Entertainment: Small boy child having his birthday presents opened by slightly older girl child. Then another small child driving a child’s car thing back and forth at levels of repetition only tolerated by small children.

Tags: Baking · Chocolate · Dessert · Vegetarian

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Deborah // May 5, 2009 at 11:39 am

    shouldn’t there be some egg in here too?

  • 2 Daisy // May 6, 2009 at 11:04 am

    No egg needed for this recipe, they’re simple biscuits. If egg were added they’d be more cakey.

  • 3 Holly // May 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I just made these bad boys (I mean, literally, the second batch are still in the over). The mixture was far too powdery to hold together as it was, so I whacked a few tablespoons of golden syrup in there and it worked a dream. Mmmmmmmmm..

  • 4 Daisy // May 8, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Hi Holly

    Glad you managed to salvage the whole crumbly situation, I’m sorry the mixture wasn’t right, not sure what happened there. My professional cool and perfectionism appear to have taken a knock, normal service will resume shortly once I’ve given myself a good talking to.

    Daisy

  • 5 Holly // May 10, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Daisy – don’t worry about it! I never would’ve attempted them if the recipe wasn’t on here. They were really easy to do and delicious. It was probably an error on my part, but as usual, golden syrup saved the day! ;-)

  • 6 Bénédicte // Jun 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I’m joining a little late in the discussion, but I’d agree the mix is rather dry. My solution was to melt half of the chocolate and use it for binding, chopping up the rest to go into the mix. But the cocoa-chocolate mix is soooo nice! Thanks for saving me in my search for a chocolate biscuit recipe with no egg in the house.

  • 7 Alice // Jun 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Yep I kept re-reading the recipe looking for something to make the mix less dry to bind the ingredients…maybe summat missing? Maybe needs more butter? Anyhow I added some water till the mixture was just gooey and the biccies are in the oven as I type this…..glad of previous posts and glad of this recipe as not an egg in sight…thanks! Three mins to go…..one minute….yummy! Thanks Daisy!

  • 8 Jay // Aug 2, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I found it was too powdery too, but added a bit more butter (~30g) and they worked out nicely :)

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