These chocolate biscuits remind me of my childhood. My mum used to make them for us all the time. And in fact, this is the very same recipe that she would use.
If you are looking for a yummy biscuit to bake with your little one, then you can’t go wrong with these crumbly, melt in the mouth chocolate fork biscuits.
They are really easy to bake. And Little Miss H loves helping me to make them. She also loves eating them once they are cool. And I have often found her sneakily grabbing a handful from the wire cooling rack.
This is one of my favourite go-to recipes. I always have the ingredients in the cupboards. And I know that within half an hour I have made a batch of possibly the best chocolate biscuits in the world ever.
Chocolate fork biscuits recipe
The best chocolate biscuits in the world ever
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 12 to 15 minutes
Makes: 24 biscuits
100g caster sugar
1tsp of vanilla essence
225g self-raising flour, sifted
50g cocoa powder, sifted (I always add more because I am a chocoholic)
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 170°C for a fan oven or 375°F/gas mark 5.
2. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
3. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence together in a bowl.
4. Work the flour and cocoa into the butter and sugar mixture.
5. The mixture should be quite firm, as you now need to divide it into pieces the size of a walnut and roll into balls.
6. Place these on the baking sheet and flatten with a large fork dipped in cold water (hence, the name chocolate fork biscuits. Ta dah!)
7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
8. Leave to firm for a few minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool. If you would like then you can decorate them with a sprinkle of icing sugar. But I prefer my biscuits neat.
Do you have any favourite chocolate biscuit recipes? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.