I used Green and Black's 70% organic dark chocolate but I'm sure any good quality chocolate would give an equally good result.
125g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
50g muscovado sugar
1 medium free-range egg
Few drops vanilla extract
140g plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
75g rolled oats
200g dark(70% cocoa solids) or milk chocolate chopped into chunks(amount depends on your level of addiction)
1.Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas mark 4
2.Cream the butter and sugars together in a bowl until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, oats and mix in the chocolate to form a dough. Set aside in the fridge for around 10 minutes to firm up.
3.Take small balls of the dough about the size of a plum and roll them in your hands. Place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper, spacing them apart to allow for them spreading as they cook. Flatten each ball slightly with your hand then place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes to harden, then use a fish slice to transfer them to a wire rack.
- You can use any flavour of chocolate, just make sure the chunks are a reasonable size.
- I'm a true chocoholic and I used the full 200g of chocolate(!) but 150g would be fine.
miss b recommends:
- hiding a few away in a secret location(before they all disappear)because the biscuit tin in the kitchen will soon be empty!!