chocolate fork biscuits on a plate

Chocolate fork biscuits

Chocolate fork biscuits

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15 minutes plus 15 minutes baking

Serves: 12 biscuits

One of my kids is a massive chocolate fiend so has been asking for a while to make some chocolate biscuits. When we don’t have a lot of time I like to stick to something simple and I don’t think you can get any simpler than these chocolate fork biscuits.

Fork biscuits were one of the first things I baked with my kids because they’re so easy. With only three ingredients, no eggs or cutters, they’re the perfect biscuit to bake as an introduction to baking for young kids.

It’s also really easy to adapt the recipe to make them suit any chocolate lovers in your family. We simply swapped out some of the flour to make these easy chocolate cookies with cocoa powder.



Ingredients

100g (½ cup) butter, softened
50g (¼ cup) caster sugar
125g (1 cup) Self raising flour
15g (1/8 cup) cocoa powder

How to make chocolate fork biscuits

Preheat your oven to 180C / 160C Fan / 35F and line a baking tray with baking or parchment paper.

Mix the butter and sugar together

Get your toddler to measure the butter. If it’s not soft, pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds or so to soften it and make it easier to mix. Put it in a large mixing bowl.

Weigh the caster sugar and add it to your bowl.

child's hand measuring sugar

 

Beat the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon until it is well mixed and soft.

a green bowl with a wooden spoon mixing butter and sugar

Add the flour and cocoa powder

Get your toddler to weigh the flour and cocoa powder and add them to your mixing bowl. Keep using your spoons to mix it in, then you can use your hands to bring it all together in a soft ball of dough.

Make the chocolate fork biscuits

Get your kids to take small pieces of dough and roll them into balls. You want them to all be roughly the same size (about the size of a walnut) so you might need to make sure they take the right amount.

Place the ball of dough on the prepared baking tray

Dip a fork in cold water and gently press down on each biscuit ball. My little one enjoyed being in charge of this job so I rolled each ball and let him do the rest – it’s a great job for even the tiniest of chefs to help with.

Bake the chocolate fork biscuits

Bake the chocolate biscuits in the oven for 12-15 minutes until they are fully baked. They’ll still be a little soft when they come out the oven but will harder a little when they cool.

Remove them from your oven, allow them to cool slightly before leaving them to cool completely on a wire rack.

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5 from 4 votes

Chocolate fork biscuits

These melt in the mouth chocolate fork biscuits are so easy they are the best chocolate biscuits to bake with little kids.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: biscuits, chocolate
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 117kcal
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 100 g (½ cup) butter softened
  • 50 g (¼ cup) caster sugar
  • 125 g (1 cup) Self raising flour
  • 15 g (1/8 cup) cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180C / 160C Fan / 35F and line a baking tray with baking or parchment paper.

Mix the butter and sugar together

  • Measure the butter and sugar and add them to a large mixing bowl. Beat the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon until it's well mixed and soft.

Add the flour and cocoa powder

  • Weigh the flour and cocoa powder and add them to your mixing bowl. Keep using your spoons to mix it in, then you can use your hands to bring it all together in a soft ball of dough.

Make the chocolate fork biscuits

  • Take small pieces of dough and roll them into balls. You want them to all be roughly the same size (about the size of a walnut.)
  • Place the balls of dough on the prepared baking tray. Dip a fork in cold water and gently press down on each biscuit ball.

Bake the chocolate fork biscuits

  • Bake the chocolate biscuits in the oven for 12-15 minutes until they are fully baked. They'll still be a little soft when they come out the oven but will harder a little when they cool.
  • Remove them from your oven, allow them to cool slightly before leaving them to cool completely on a wire rack.

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14 Comments

    • We love the plain version, but when you’ve got a chocolate lover for a child you’ve got to make them chocolatey once in a while!


  1. Loving these! Perfect to make with the kids and as I have said before I just LOVE the cute dumpiness of them. I am definitely going to make these with mine. Thank you so much for bringing them to #BakingCrumbs


  2. Perfect recipe if you need a little chocolate fix and you need it fast (which is always in our house lol)! I’m going to print the recipe off and show it to my 8 year old who’s been trying to take over my kitchen from me lately. He will love making them! Thanks for sharing with #BakingCrumbs 🙂

    • Yes, they’re great when you want a quick and easy bake to do with kids (particularly if they want chocolate in them!)

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