Chocolate Cherry Biscuits


These Chocolate Cherry Biscuits smell like Christmas pudding. I just love them, but Miss S and He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers don’t really go for them because of the raisins, so I end up giving them away or eating them all myself.

3/4 Cup plain flour
1/3 Cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
125g butter
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 Cup chocolate chips
1/2 Cup glace cherries, chopped
1/2 Cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice

Cream the butter, sugar and the vanilla extract, then beat in the egg.

Stir in the flour, cocoa and bi-carb soda then mix in the chocolate chips, raisins and cherries.

Roll teaspoon sized balls of mixture and place on a lined baking tray.

Bake at 160 degrees Celsius for 14 minutes. Take them out of the oven even if they don’t look cooked enough, because there is so much cocoa in these biscuits they won’t look cooked even when they are.

Let the biscuits cool on the tray for a few minutes before moving them to a dry rack.