• Makes 30
  • 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients

These cookies are delicious eaten with a strong cup of tea.

Ingredients (makes 30 )

  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 60g Cocoa
  • 1tspn Baking powder
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 60g Butter, chilled and diced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1tspn Vanilla extract
  • 100g Icing Sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 200degrees C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture with fingertips until it clumps and resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Whisk together eggs and vanilla. Add to flour mixture. Mix with large metal spoon until combines. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 30mins.
  4. Roll into walnut sized balls and roll in icing sugar, tossing well to coat. Place on the baking trays, leaving space for spreading.
  5. Bake for 10-12 mins, or until just set. Allow to cool on tray for 5mins then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will crack on cooling.


Cookies freeze once cooked.

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