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  • A great little treat with a hint of chocolate

    Preparation time: 15 minutes

    Cooking time: 15 minutes

    Serves 6

    125g unsalted butter at room temperature

    120g caster sugar

    2 eggs

    220g self-raising flour

    2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

    100g mixed dried red fruits (such as cranberries and cherries)

    60g chocolate chunks

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/ 350ºF/gas mark 4. Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl. Add one of the eggs, beating in thoroughly before adding the second. Add the flour, a little at a time, mixing well. Then add the cocoa powder, dried fruit and chocolate chunks.

    2. Place a sheet of greaseproof paper on a baking tray. Using two spoons, heap small cookie-sized amounts of mixture onto the tray, leaving space in between to allow for spreading. Bake for 12-15 minutes, checking that the edges of the cookies don’t burn.

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