I felt in the mood for some light baking today, especially as I bought a lovely old blue Pyrex mixing bowl on Friday from a charity shop. So out came a trusty little recipe book that I have had for years. The biscuits I decided to make are called Chocolate Crisps and I have made them many, many times.
The mixture is very simple, just 4oz softened butter, 2oz light soft brown sugar, creamed together until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence. Sift together 4oz plain flour and 1oz cocoa powder. Stir into other ingredients using a fork. Divide into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. Put onto a greased baking tray leaving plenty of room in between each one. Flatten slightly with a fork and cook on gas mark 5 (190c ) for approx 13-15 minutes, Allow to cool slightly then transfer to a wire rack. Leave until cold then dust with icing sugar.