Birthday Chocolate Cookies

I made these for all my lovely friends on my birthday and they seemed to go down well. I give full credit to the amazing Mary Berry for this recipe, but wanted to publish it on my blog, because they are so easy and I know several of my friends want to make them.

Birthday Chocolate Cookies
Makes 30

200g/7oz dark chocolate
50g/2oz butter
397g/14oz can of condensed milk
225g/8oz self-raising flour
75g/3oz white chocolate chips or buttons

1) Line 3 baking trays with greaseproof baking paper. In a large pan, melt the chocolate and butter until it’s all melted. Take off the heat and stir in the condensed milk, cool.

2) Mix in the flour and chocolate buttons (don’t panic, the mixture is meant to become stiff), then preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan.

3) Put large teaspoons of mixture on the trays, well space out. Flatten slightly into a disc shape. Bake for 15 minutes (no more – you have been warned) although they are soft when they come out the oven, they will firm up quickly. Cool them on a cooling rack.

This recipe easily doubles, and as I found, works well when you are baking for obscene amounts of hungry teenagers. Careful not to eat half the mixture before it reaches the oven, and maybe nab a cookie or two before everyone gobbles them all – greedy.

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