Thursday, 22 May 2008


450 g margarine
620g flour
425g sugar
115g cocoa,

Oven temp 325oF, 170oC or Gas No.3.

Melt margarine in saucepan.
Add vanilla essence if you like, 2 tspns.
Mix all dry ingredients in mixer bowl, add margarine.
Mix well.

Divide between greased tins and spread evenly.
Make a pattern with a fork.

Brush with water and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake in a slow oven for about 40 minutes.
Portion whilst warm and cool on a wire tray.

Monday, 5 May 2008


3oz butter
3oz granulated sugar
3oz brown sugar (can just use all white granulated, works just fine)
vanilla essence
1 egg
6oz s/r flour
pinch salt
4oz choc chips

Preheat oven to 180c

Mix all ingredients together.
Put spoonfuls on greaseproof paper and cook for 11 mins precisely.
Cookies should still be soft when they come out of the oven, they will harden a bit.
Peel off greaseproof when they cool.