Mum’s Chocolate Biscuits / Cookies

My Mum has made gorgeous biscuits for as long as I can remember. When I was little everyone in my school knew about them and I could swap them for all manner of goodies, although I rarely relinquished them. Friends, neighbours, everyone seemed to be aware of them and they were requested at every event and gathering. We even had American tourists tell us they were the first proper ‘cookies’ they had tasted in the UK.

The somewhat humorous secret behind these amazing biscuits? That everytime Mum made them they turned out differently. She frequently lost or forgot the recipes and she had a ‘throw it all in the bowl’ approach to baking. But apparently this is the secret that alludes so many.

One of the all time favourites had to be her chocolate biscuits, these are so quick and easy that I had to share this not so secret family recipe with you all.

You’ll Need

4oz butter or margarine (I use stork)

4oz granulated sugar

1oz custard powder

4oz self raising flour

1oz cocoa

Step 1

Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix! Preheat oven to 150C, 300F, Gas Mark 2.

Step 2

Use hands to roll into small balls and place apart on a lined or greased baking tray. Mark the top of the biscuits with a fork.

Step 4

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 5

Try not to eat them all at once 🙂 See I told you they were easy!

7 Responses to Mum’s Chocolate Biscuits / Cookies

  1. They do look gorgeous and I suspect the secret is something to do with the custard powder… will be trying them as soon as I can restock on cocoa powder 🙂

    Anthea x

  2. They look delicious! They're all store cupboard ingredients which is really handy, if not a bit dangerous for the diet! Helen

  3. That's what I love about them Helen, I normally have all the ingredients sitting there ready

  4. Just an update – these biscuits are fab! Try them also without the cocoa (add a touch more flour) and some ground ginger – or if you're feeling a bit flush – some preserved ginger chunks for a more 'adult' biscuit… nomnomnom

    Anthea x