Chocolate Cookies!

225g butter
300g raw cane sugar (golden caster sugar) or white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
250g plain flour
60g cocoa
3g bicarb of soda
2g salt
400g dark chocolate
100g macadamia nuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C / Gas Mark 4.
  1. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla together until they form a creamy mix. (It might help to soften the butter first).
  1. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and bicarb of soda and sieve into the butter mix in stages, stirring it in. (The final consistency is like a thick cake mix).
  1. Break up the nuts and the chocolate as desired and stir into the mix until evenly distributed. (I used a pestle and mortar for this… you can also use a plastic bag and a rolling pin, or for the chocolate just use a knife). It is important not to leave the chocolate pieces too large or they will get left behind on the baking sheet and leave chocolatey holes in your cookies!
  1. Using a couple of teaspoons spoon teaspoon sized lumps of the mix onto ungreased non-stick baking sheets (or use greaseproof paper if you don’t have non-stick sheets)… leaving plenty of space between them.
  1. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let them cool slightly on the baking sheets before transferring to wire racks.