I have been baking these biscuits since I was a tiny tot and they’ve always been one of my absolute favourites. I’m not sure where the name came from as they don’t have any cream in them (and no actual chocolate)! I imagine it’s either a name my Mum made up for them or that is what they are called in the original recipe she had. When I moved out she passed the recipe onto me, a little reminder of home, and I still have it scribbled on a scruffy piece of paper, which is now covered in greasy margarine blobs!

chocolate biscuits

This is possibly one of the quickest and easiest recipes ever.

8oz margarine
4oz caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
8oz self raising flour
2oz drinking chocolate

Preheat the oven to 180°. Cream together the marg, sugar and vanilla extract then work in the flour and drinking chocolate. Divide into pieces the size of walnuts and flatten well with a fork (the more you flatten them, the crispier they will be). I find it works best if you dip the fork into some water before flattening each biscuit, then it won’t stick to the fork. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

If you really want to blow your diet, make mini ones and sandwich them together with some chocolate buttercream or Nutella. Yummy!