For whatever reason homemade cookies always give you a real sense of achievement once made and these cookies are super simple and great for getting the kids involved over the holidays.
Ingredients for the Biscuits
- 225g of plain flour
- 25g of cocoa powder
- ½tsp of baking powder
- 1 beaten egg
- 115g of softened butter
- 175g of caster sugar
Ingredients for the topping
- 75g of sieved icing sugar
- 2 tbls of cocoa [powder
- 2-3 dsp of milk
- Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Slowly add the egg and beat until combined.
- Sift in your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder to the mix.
- Using a wooden spoon mix until a dough is formed.
- On a very lightly floured surface need the dough for a second or two.
- Roll into a sausage shape and wrap in clingfilm.
- Put into the fridge to chill for around 4hrs/overnight or the freezer for around 20 minutes.
- Once chilled cut into 24 pieces and place on either a greased tray or a tray prepared with grease proof paper. I don’t have a fan oven so I tend to do half the dough at a time, keeping the second half in the fridge whilst the first half bake.
- In a pre heated oven 180°c, 350°f, gas mark 4 cook for around 12 minutes in the center of the oven,
- Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to chill.
- Combine the icing sugar, cocoa powder and milk together with a flat sided knife or palette knife until smooth, add more milk or icing sugar as needed. Your topping should be fairly thick but still easy to work with.
- Once cold smooth some of your chocolate topping over each biscuit and finish with the toppings of your choice.
- Enjoy and please leave feedback once you’ve tried them.