A cup of tea with biscuit or cake is a very British treat. Nothing beats it, when 5.00 strikes and a nice selection of biscuits are at hand! Most biscuits are a favourite, custard creams, jammy dodgers or chocolate hobnobs. But I do like to make a batch of homemade cookies to gave at hand in my cookie jar.
I picked up this simple recipe from my mum as she used this as a base for every type of biscuit from chocolate to orange. I love them-a rich buttery flavour so delicate that just makes you want another!
225g butter, at room temperature
1 egg, lightly beaten
400 plain flour
25g cocoa powder
25g melted dark chocolate
Pre-heat the oven to 180oC
Cream butter and caster sugar
Gradually add the flour, cocoa powder and melted chocolate to form a dough
Divide the dough into 4 pieces, and then roll out each one to a thickness of 5mm and cut into shapes
Bake for 6-10 minutes
Leave to cool on a wire rack, then enjoy