Denise says:

  • This is a great biscuit recipe to be enjoyed any time.  They can be made by hand so perfect to do with children.
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes plus 1-hour chilling time
  • Cooking Time:  15 minutes
  •  Makes: 16 biscuits


  • 100g dark chocolate chips
  • 100g unsalted butter or non dairy margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 30g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 45g chopped walnuts -optional
  • 45g dark chocolate chips


  1. Melt the chocolate chips and butter in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. (bain marie).  Stir gently. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla and sugar briskly until thick and pale, this may take a few minutes.
  3. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt, whisk into the batter just until blended.
  4. Fold in the nuts and remaining chocolate chips.
  5. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  7. Line baking trays with baking paper.
  8. Take a large tablespoon of dough and roll them into balls. Place them 5cm apart on the baking trays and flatten slightly using a fork.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly puffed and just set, 13 to 15 minutes.
  10. Set the baking tray on a cooling rack to cool. biscuits will firm up as they cool.