These chocolate cookies are so easy to make and so delicious to eat! You can make them in just a few minutes and they don't take long to cook either, just ten or 11 minutes in the oven.
I've called them triple chocolate cookies because in my recipe, I use three different types of chocolate - milk, plain and white. Of course, you can adapt this however you want, but for me, I think that the different colours and tastes make the biscuits just perfect.
To add a bit of a crunch and a splash of colour on the top, I like to use either Smarties, M&Ms or Minstrels, or something along those lines. Once cooked, the cookies have a kind of mouthwatering biscuit / cake-like texture and a taste of chocolate heaven!
300 grams / 10 1/2 oz of white caster sugar
275 grams / 9 3/4 oz of self-raising white flour
200 grams / 7 oz of margarine or butter
75 grams / 2 1/2 oz cocoa powder
1 large egg (free range of course!)
A dash of milk as required
One bar of milk chocolate (of chocolate chips or buttons)
One bar of plain chocolate
One bar of white chocolate
Smarties, M&Ms or Minstrels for decoration on the top
Cream together the softened butter / margarine and caster sugar, and then stir in the large egg. Add all of the flour (sieved), caster sugar and cocoa powder, and if the mixture is looking a little dry, mix in a splash of milk or two.
Break up the chocolate bars into small pieces, using a knife to chop up the chocolate if necessary, and mix these chunks into the cookie dough mixture. Mix up the dough using your hands and when everything is fully combined, form around ten balls, roughly the size of satsumas. Place these onto two oven trays, prepared with greaseproof paper, and be sure to space out the cookie balls, as they will spread while they cook.
Place your biscuit mix balls into a preheated oven, set to 200°C. The cookies will cook very quickly - I find that 11 minutes is the perfect length of time. However, I recommend turning the oven tray after around five minutes, to ensure an even bake, and then check after another five minutes has passed.
Now, this is very important - when they are cooked, they will not looked cooked, because they will still be soft. As they cool down, the cookies will firm up and become more biscuit like, so make sure that you don't overcook them, and also do let them cool down properly, for at least 20 minutes, otherwise they might crack when you lift them up.